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Flexible/Stretchable Sensors for Real-Time Healthcare Monitoring and Diagnosis

Call for Papers

Soft deformable electronics have been attracting intensive attention during the past decade. Many researchers have fabricated flexible/stretchable displays, tactile sensors for electronics to generate buckled structures, and printing of elastic conductive composites for energy storage.

Sensors with excellent flexibility and stretchability are crucial components that can provide health monitoring systems with the capability of continuously tracking various signals including wrist pulse, heart rate, and blood glucose, without conspicuous uncomfortableness and invasiveness. Therefore, there have been considerable efforts to design more conforming, miniaturized, and skin-attachable health monitoring sensors. Controlling nano-/microscale morphologies of organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials can allow for development of characteristics such as high flexibility. However, it is still a significant challenge to develop skin-attachable and monolithic healthcare devices composed of flexible and multifunctional sensors, stretchable interconnections, wireless communication systems, and sustainable power sources.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Stretchable/flexible sensors for use in healthcare monitoring
  • Functional/stretchable materials with applications in sensor technology for use in healthcare
  • MEMS/NEMS for flexible/stretchable sensors in healthcare monitoring and diagnosis
  • Signal transmission or wireless systems for flexible/stretchable sensors and their applications in healthcare diagnosis and monitoring
  • Healthcare monitoring and diagnosis applications of sensors
  • Review of the current properties and applications of stretchable/flexible sensors in healthcare technology

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 20 September 2019
Publication DateFebruary 2020

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Seong J. Cho, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Guest Editors

  • Taechang An, Andong National University, Andong, Republic of Korea
  • Hyungkook Jeon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA