ABSTRACT

With rapid technological developments and lifestyle advancements, electronic sensors are being seamlessly integrated into many devices. This comprehensive handbook explores current, state-of-the-art developments in flexible and wearable sensor technology and its future challenges.

Numerous recent efforts have improved the sensing capability and functionality of flexible and wearable sensors. However, there are still many challenges to making them super-smart by incorporating features such as self-power, self-healing, and multifunctionality. These features can be developed with the use of multifunctional nanostructured materials, unique architectural designs, and other advanced technologies. This book provides details about the recent advancements, materials, and technologies used for flexible and wearable sensors. Its wide range of topics address the fundamentals of flexible and wearable sensors, their working principles, and their advanced applications.

This handbook provides new directions to scientists, researchers, and students to better understand the principles, technologies, and applications of sensors in healthcare, energy, and the environment.

1. Flexible and Wearable Sensing Devices: An Introduction  2. Materials and Technologies for Flexible and Wearable Sensors  3. Design Principle of Flexible and Wearable Sensors  4. Functionalized Materials for Improved Sensing  5. Recent Advances in Flexible and Wearable Sensors  6. Recent Advances in Flexible, Stretchable, and Self-Healing Sensors  7. Properties and Applications of Conjugated Polymers for Flexible Electronics: Current Trends and Perspectives  8. Flexible and Wearable Strain Sensors  9. Metal Oxides-Based Flexible and Wearable Sensors  10. Transition Metal Chalcogenides Based Flexible and Wearable Sensors  11. Recent Development in MXene for Advanced Flexible Sensors  12. Hydrogel-Based Flexible and Wearable Sensors  13. Multifunctional Flexible and Wearable Sensors  14. Nanocomposites-Based Flexible and Wearable Sensors  15. Electrochemical Wearable Sensors-Based on Laser Induced Graphene for Health Monitoring  16. Textile-Based Flexible and Wearable Sensors  17. Color-Based Flexible and Wearable Sensors  18. Self-Powered Sensors  19. Stretchable and Self-Healing Sensors  20. Flexible and Wearable Sensors for Biomedical Applications  21. Role of Additive Manufacturing in Flexible and Wearable Sensors  22. Current Challenges and Perspective of Flexible and Wearable Sensors