Journal of Sensor Technology

ISSN Print: 2161-122X

ISSN Online: 2161-1238


Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Ubiquitous Sensing Technologies and Applications for Healthcare Domains


    The era of ubiquitous sensing has begun recently thanks to the proliferation of wireless sensors. For instance, modern smartphones are equipped with a variety of sensors that can be used to continuously monitor activities and locations of the users, and a rapidly growing number of sensors are embedded into the physical world for monitoring of our living environments. Ubiquitous sensing promises to enhance awareness of the cyber, physical, and social contexts of our daily activities, thus providing supports for services and applications that will change our lives. The advances in the fields of smart materials, sensors, low power electronics and power harvesting, as with in information and communication technology has stimulated the application of sensing technologies in medical and healthcare domains. From simple healthcare devices to intelligent distributed healthcare systems, accurate detection and early warning of health condition for users in interaction with different living scenarios represent one of the main requirements. The novel unobtrusive sensing solutions expressed by smart wearable or smart objects provide users’ health status information without disturbing daily activities for long-term period cardio-respiratory and motor activity assessment. The latest research efforts focus on wearable and implantable sensing systems that require extreme miniaturization; alternative solutions promote the invisibility for higher acceptance rate by the users by concealing sensors into daily used objects, such as furniture or walking aids. The future sensing and electronic systems will be bendable and conformable, they will be wearable, disposable, ultra-thin, light-weight, and with multiple functionalities like electronics, sensors, and displays etc. - making their presence ubiquitous, anywhere and everywhere, and enabling classes of applications lying outside those addressed with today’s technology.


    This special issue aims to collect recent research results that address key issues and topics related to ubiquitous sensing, having features like flexibility, conformability, stretchability, and presence over large areas. They can be temperature, pressure, force, strain, acceleration, chemical or multifunctional sensors with applications as electronic textiles, artificial skin, sensitive prosthetics, smart tags/labels, and others. We recommend authors provide as much details as possible, extended long research papers or comprehensive reviews.


    Papers are invited from the following suggested topics but not limited to:

    • Wearable sensor technologies and applications for healthcare and diseases
    • Printed, flexible, biodegradable and biocompatible electronics
    • Novel bio and physiological measurement technology
    • Unobtrusive long-term monitoring system by using biomedical sensors
    • Innovative algorithms for assessment of long-term physiological and behavioral data
    • Interaction designs and applications for patient self-care
    • Optimization of healthcare systems and sensing data usage
    • Personalized and patient centric healthcare
    • Sensing and acquisition of health data from mass and individuals
    • Pervasive health systems and services
    • Wireless sensor networks/ body sensor networks
    • Ubiquitous sensing services and applications


    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly specify the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title. The research field “Special Issue - Ubiquitous Sensing Technologies and Applications for Healthcare Domains” should be selected during your submission.


    Special Issue Timetable:

    Submission Deadline

    April 24th, 2017

    Publication Date

    June 2017


    Guest Editors:

    Dr. Kelvin KL Wong

    Western Sydney University, Australia


    Dr. Simon Fong

    University of Macau, Macau SAR


    Dr. Wanqing Wu

    Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China


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