Biomedical Applications of Wearable Movement Sensors

A special issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials (ISSN 2079-4983). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials and Devices for Healthcare Applications".

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Ergonomics and Biomedical Monitoring Laboratory, Department of Physiotherapy, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-367 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: return-to-sport decision making; biomedical monitoring; isokinetics; knee joint; physiotherapy; rehabilitation; surface electromyography
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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Brandenburg/Havel, Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane, Brandenburg, Germany
Interests: rehabilitation; sensor-based monitoring; return-to-sport testing; systematic reviews; outcome measurements; implementation science
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1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical College Krakow, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
2. Oleksy Medical & Sports Sciences, Łańcut, Poland
Interests: rehabilitation medicine; sports medicine; exercise science; return to sport; injury risk; biomechanics; bioengineering
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Institute of Clinical Rehabilitation, University of Physical Education in Kraków, 31-571 Kraków, Poland
Interests: rehabilitation medicine; sports medicine; exercise science; biomechanics; bioengineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the upcoming Special Issue of Journal of Functional Biomaterials entitled Biomedical Applications of Wearable Movement Sensors. This Special Issue is open to authors who wish to submit their research and review articles related to the usage of wearable movement sensors for biomedical purposes.

Wearable sensing technology is represented by devices worn by persons being examined, and therefore allows continuous physiological monitoring with reduced manual intervention. The wearable sensors used for healthcare purposes can be categorized into biopotential, optical, stretch and pressure, chemical, and inertial measurement units. The sensors are used, for example, for activity and fitness monitoring, biomechanical analysis, rehabilitation, disease management, disease prediction, early disease detection, and safety purposes, including fall detection. Besides technical advancements, daily usage and implementation in clinical and home-based settings are of rising interest for researchers, clinicians, and decision makers.

The main topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Technical validity, reliability, and clinical validity of wearable movement sensors;
  • Clinical application of wearable movement sensors in chronic conditions and after an injury;
  • Usage of wearable movement sensors for injury prevention and sports performance;
  • Instrumented clinical assessments;
  • Telerehabilitation with the use of wearable movement sensors;
  • Smartphone-based movement monitoring;
  • Systematic reviews on wearable movement sensors usage.

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Królikowska
Dr. Robert Prill
Dr. Łukasz Oleksy
Prof. Dr. Anna Mika
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Keywords

  • monitoring
  • rehabilitation
  • reliability
  • sport
  • telerehabilitation
  • wearables
  • wearable sensors

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Flexible Lead-Free Piezoelectric Ba0.94Sr0.06Sn0.09Ti0.91O3/PDMS Composite for Self-Powered Human Motion Monitoring
by Lin Deng, Weili Deng, Tao Yang, Guo Tian, Long Jin, Hongrui Zhang, Boling Lan, Shenglong Wang, Yong Ao, Bo Wu and Weiqing Yang
J. Funct. Biomater. 2023, 14(1), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb14010037 - 8 Jan 2023
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Piezoelectric wearable electronics, which can sense external pressure, have attracted widespread attention. However, the enhancement of electromechanical coupling performance remains a great challenge. Here, a new solid solution of Ba1−xSrxSn0.09Ti0.91O3 (x = [...] Read more.
Piezoelectric wearable electronics, which can sense external pressure, have attracted widespread attention. However, the enhancement of electromechanical coupling performance remains a great challenge. Here, a new solid solution of Ba1−xSrxSn0.09Ti0.91O3 (x = 0.00~0.08) is prepared to explore potential high-performance, lead-free piezoelectric ceramics. The coexistence of the rhombohedral phase, orthorhombic phase and tetragonal phase is determined in a ceramic with x = 0.06, showing enhanced electrical performance with a piezoelectric coefficient of d33~650 pC/N. Furthermore, Ba0.94Sr0.06Sn0.09Ti0.91O3 (BSST) is co-blended with PDMS to prepare flexible piezoelectric nanogenerators (PENGs) and their performance is explored. The effects of inorganic particle concentration and distribution on the piezoelectric output of the composite are systematically analyzed by experimental tests and computational simulations. As a result, the optimal VOC and ISC of the PENG (40 wt%) can reach 3.05 V and 44.5 nA, respectively, at 138.89 kPa, and the optimal sensitivity of the device is up to 21.09 mV/kPa. Due to the flexibility of the device, the prepared PENG can be attached to the surface of human skin as a sensor to monitor vital movements of the neck, fingers, elbows, spine, knees and feet of people, thus warning of dangerous behavior or incorrect posture and providing support for sports rehabilitation. Full article
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