Wearable flexible sensors: a review

Anindya Nag*, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Jürgen Kosel

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This paper provides a review on some of the significant research work done on wearable flexible sensors (WFSs). Sensors fabricated with the flexible materials have been attached to a person along with the embedded system to monitor a parameter and transfer the significant data to the monitoring unit for the further analyses. The use of wearable sensors has played a quite important role to monitor the physiological parameters of a person to minimize any malfunctioning happening in the body. This paper categorizes the work according to the materials used for designing the system, the network protocols, and different types of activities that were being monitored. The challenges faced by the current sensing systems and future opportunities for the WFSs regarding its market values are also briefly explained in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3949-3960
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


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