Thin-film microelectronic wearable body sensors

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© 2015 IEEE. This review of various applications of well-established thin-film processing techniques to wearable body sensors gives examples of work done in the author's laboratory over many years. Sensors for the vital signs of body temperature, electrocardiogram, heart rate, breathing pattern and breathing rate are presented along with other applications. Thin-film based sensors have the advantage of small size, high surface area to mass ratio, flexibility, capability for batch production, and compatibility with other microelectronic technologies.

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Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS