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E-Skin: The Dawn of a New Era of On-Body Monitoring Systems

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National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies—IMT, 077190 Bucharest, Romania
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Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, 100680 Ploiesti, Romania
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Academy of Romanian Scientists, 010071 Bucharest, Romania
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Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
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Academic Editors: Nam-Trung Nguyen and Navid Kashaninejad
Micromachines 2021, 12(9), 1091; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/mi12091091
Received: 13 August 2021 / Revised: 1 September 2021 / Accepted: 8 September 2021 / Published: 10 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers of Micromachines in Biology and Biomedicine 2021)
Real-time “on-body” monitoring of human physiological signals through wearable systems developed on flexible substrates (e-skin) is the next target in human health control and prevention, while an alternative to bulky diagnostic devices routinely used in clinics. The present work summarizes the recent trends in the development of e-skin systems. Firstly, we revised the material development for e-skin systems. Secondly, aspects related to fabrication techniques were presented. Next, the main applications of e-skin systems in monitoring, such as temperature, pulse, and other bio-electric signals related to health status, were analyzed. Finally, aspects regarding the power supply and signal processing were discussed. The special features of e-skin as identified contribute clearly to the developing potential as in situ diagnostic tool for further implementation in clinical practice at patient personal levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: electronic skin (e-skin); flexible electronics; wearable devices; health monitoring sensors electronic skin (e-skin); flexible electronics; wearable devices; health monitoring sensors
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Bunea, A.-C.; Dediu, V.; Laszlo, E.A.; Pistriţu, F.; Carp, M.; Iliescu, F.S.; Ionescu, O.N.; Iliescu, C. E-Skin: The Dawn of a New Era of On-Body Monitoring Systems. Micromachines 2021, 12, 1091. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/mi12091091

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Bunea A-C, Dediu V, Laszlo EA, Pistriţu F, Carp M, Iliescu FS, Ionescu ON, Iliescu C. E-Skin: The Dawn of a New Era of On-Body Monitoring Systems. Micromachines. 2021; 12(9):1091. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/mi12091091

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Bunea, Alina-Cristina, Violeta Dediu, Edwin A. Laszlo, Florian Pistriţu, Mihaela Carp, Florina S. Iliescu, Octavian N. Ionescu, and Ciprian Iliescu. 2021. "E-Skin: The Dawn of a New Era of On-Body Monitoring Systems" Micromachines 12, no. 9: 1091. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/mi12091091

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