Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Developments in Internet of Bio-Nano Things for Advanced Healthcare Engineering

Publishing date
01 Feb 2023
Submission deadline
07 Oct 2022

Lead Editor

1National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India

2Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, India

3Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

4University of Hull, Hull, UK

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Developments in Internet of Bio-Nano Things for Advanced Healthcare Engineering

This issue is now closed for submissions.


Developments in the Internet of Things have expanded its application to the field of medicine. The Internet of Bio-nano things is the integration of information and communication technologies along with medical and nano-bio sciences. Modern telemedicine is reliant on tiny and highly functional electronic medical devices (both implantable and wearable) that are engineered through nanotechnology. Some of the important inventions are the implantable silicon nano-membrane based pressure sensor, functionalized electrochemical sensors for measuring various biomolecules, and 3D printed biomaterial for tissue engineering. In addition to this, biological devices such as artificial organs, immune cells, gut microbes, etc., are engineered to respond to external signals and produce biomolecules. The integration of these electronic devices with biological devices results in Bio-nano things. These devices are continuously engaged in health monitoring and improving patient health. The inclusion of these devices into the connected world through the internet results in the ‘Internet of Bio-nano Things’. The Internet of Bio-nano things interacts with cells to control body dynamics and provide enhanced patient care through early diagnosis. In addition, medical decisions are taken based on the information collected over a period of time instead of conventional image tests.

Some of the important healthcare applications of the Internet of Bio-nano things are the monitoring of brain cell activities, cancer cells, glucose, and cardiac disease. During implementation, the most important aspect that requires attention is the establishment of the communication link between the healthcare devices with the external devices. Furthermore, coordinating multiple healthcare devices through nano-networks is also an essential topic of discussion.

This Special Issue aims to address three important aspects of the Internet of Bio-nano Things: the design of nano and molecular-sized biomedical devices; communication protocols between the nodes of the Internet of Bio-nano Things using nanonetworks; and the communication interface between the Bio-nano Things-enabled healthcare devices and the external world. Original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Miniaturized electronic devices such as antennas and bio nano-sensors
  • MEMS/NEMS-based sensors and actuators
  • 3D printing of biological devices for tissue engineering and reconstruction
  • Communication technologies for the Internet of Bio-nano Things
  • Terahertz technology on the Internet of Bio-nano Things
  • Communication network modelling for healthcare nano-systems
  • Bio-cyber interfaces for Internet of Bio-nano Things
  • Sensor interface electronics
  • Signal processing algorithms for bio-nano systems
  • Applications of Internet of Bio-nano Things such as disease diagnosis and treatment
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