(332d) (Invited Plenary Talk) Wearable Electrochemical Sensors | AIChE

(332d) (Invited Plenary Talk) Wearable Electrochemical Sensors


Wang, J. - Presenter, University of California, San Diego
Wearable sensors have received a major recent attention owing to their considerable promise for monitoring the wearer’s health and wellness. The medical interest for wearable systems arises from the need for monitoring patients over long periods of time. These devices have the potential to continuously collect vital health information from a person’s body and provide this information to them or their healthcare provider in a timely fashion. Such sensing platforms provide new avenues to continuously and non invasively monitor individuals and can thus tender crucial real-time information regarding a wearer’s health. Our research over the past decade has aimed toward filling the gaps toward providing biochemical information, beyond that given by common wrist-watch mobility trackers. This presentation will discuss recent developments in the field of wearable electrochemical sensors integrated directly on the epidermis or within the mouth for various non-invasive biomedical monitoring applications. Particular attention will be given to non-invasive and minimally-invasive monitoring of metabolites and electrolytes using skin-worn and microneedle amperometric and potentiometric sensors, respectively, along with related materials, energy and integration considerations. The preparation and characterization of such wearable electrochemical sensors will be described, along with their current status and future prospects and challenges.