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Wearable biochemical sensors for human health monitoring: sensing materials and manufacturing technologies

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Abstract

Wearable biochemical sensors are of great interest nowadays due to their powerful potential in personalized medicine and continuous monitoring of human health. Thus, a great deal of effort has been put into the development of such sensors to enable real-time and non-invasive quantification of various chemical constituents in the human body such as sweat, saliva, and tears. Owing to the advances in materials science and mechanical engineering, wearable biochemical sensors have been developed to probe various biomarkers and have been subsequently considered as wearable electronic devices for practical applications. In this review, we present a broad overview on the recent advances in electrochemical wearable sensors towards various organic components and ions closely linked to human health. With an emphasis on materials and manufacturing technologies of the sensing electrodes, the research status is summarized, and the challenges and opportunities in this growing field are prospected.

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Submitted
04 Nov 2019
Accepted
20 Jan 2020
First published
20 Jan 2020

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Review Article

Wearable biochemical sensors for human health monitoring: sensing materials and manufacturing technologies

G. Li and D. Wen, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9TB02474C

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