Skin-Integrated Wearable Systems and Implantable Biosensors: A Comprehensive Review

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TitleSkin-Integrated Wearable Systems and Implantable Biosensors: A Comprehensive Review
Publication TypeReview Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsRodrigues D., Barbosa A. I., Rebelo R., Kwon I. K., Reis R. L., and Correlo V. M.
Abstract Text

Biosensors devices have attracted the attention of many researchers across the world. They have the capability to solve a large number of analytical problems and challenges. They are future ubiquitous devices for disease diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and health management. This review presents an overview of the biosensors field, highlighting the current research and development of bio-integrated and implanted biosensors. These devices are micro- and nano-fabricated, according to numerous techniques that are adapted in order to offer a suitable mechanical match of the biosensor to the surrounding tissue, and therefore decrease the body’s biological response. For this, most of the skin-integrated and implanted biosensors use a polymer layer as a versatile and flexible structural support, combined with a functional/active material, to generate, transmit and process the obtained signal. A few challenging issues of implantable biosensor devices, as well as strategies to overcome them, are also discussed in this review, including biological response, power supply, and data communication.

Date Published2020-07-21
KeywordsBiosensors, data communication, implantable, power supply, skin-integration
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