Mini Review on Flexible and Wearable Electronics for Monitoring Human Health Information

Yiding Gu, Ting Zhang, Hao Chen, Feng Wang, Yueming Pu, Chunming Gao, Shibin Li
2019 Nanoscale Research Letters  
The application potential of wearable electronics in the healthcare field has been of great interest over the past several decades. Flexible and wearable devices based on skin-friendly soft elastic materials can be snugly attached to the surface of human skin, so that a series of vital health information such as wrist pulse, body temperature, and blood glucose can be extracted and analyzed to help the patient maintain physical fitness. Here, we outlined the most common types of wearable
more » ... ics for monitoring human health information, including force sensors, temperature sensors, physiological biochemical sensors, and multifunctional sensors. Their general working principles and structural innovations are reviewed. Then, we discussed two functional modules that make the wearable sensors more applicable in real life-self-powered module and signal processing module. The challenges and future research directions are also proposed to develop wearable electronics for monitoring human health information.
doi:10.1186/s11671-019-3084-x pmid:31372771 pmcid:PMC6675826 fatcat:whp4afysfncp5nj3zxud54cayq