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Wearable devices offer substantial potential for personalized medicine and non-invasive monitoring of human health. Early progress focused on devices that sense physical activity, such as body movement and heart rate. Next-generation sensors are now capable of real-time chemical and biological sensing of bodily fluids, such as sweat, interstitial fluids, saliva, breath and blood. These sensors can detect biomarkers that are related to underpinning health conditions, such as detecting glucose in various bodily fluids for monitoring diabetes. Wearable sensors are therefore expected to be an important tool in the shift towards personalized medicine and digital health.
This Collection brings together the latest developments in wearable sensors for biomarker detection, covering both flexible and non-flexible systems. Major topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Sensor design, fabrication and performance
Underpinning sensing mechanism
Demonstrations of applications in pre-clinical and clinical settings, and other relevant real-world examples
We welcome the submission of any paper related to wearable sensors. All submissions will be subject to the same review process and editorial standards as regular Communications Materials Articles.