Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 48, 2021

Wearable triboelectric nanogenerators for heart rate monitoring

Author affiliations

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases are currently the leading cause of death globally and are projected to remain the leading cause in 2040, making heart rate an important physiological indicator that should be regularly monitored. Current heart rate monitoring techniques, including photoplethysmography and electrocardiography, are inconvenient for continuous biomonitoring in a wearable way. With a collection of compelling features, such as light weight and high sensitivity, triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) have become an emerging and cost-effective biotechnology for long-term and continuous heart rate monitoring in a wearable manner. In this review, we systematically discuss the biomechanics of heart beat, working mechanisms of TENGs, and exemplary applications of TENGs for self-powered heart rate monitoring. Finally, we conclude with a discussion of the potential for technology development in the future.

Graphical abstract: Wearable triboelectric nanogenerators for heart rate monitoring

Supplementary files

Article information


Submitted
19 Apr 2021
Accepted
11 May 2021
First published
11 May 2021

Chem. Commun., 2021,57, 5871-5879
Article type
Feature Article

Wearable triboelectric nanogenerators for heart rate monitoring

S. Shen, X. Xiao, X. Xiao and J. Chen, Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 5871 DOI: 10.1039/D1CC02091A

To request permission to reproduce material from this article, please go to the Copyright Clearance Center request page.

If you are an author contributing to an RSC publication, you do not need to request permission provided correct acknowledgement is given.

If you are the author of this article, you do not need to request permission to reproduce figures and diagrams provided correct acknowledgement is given. If you want to reproduce the whole article in a third-party publication (excluding your thesis/dissertation for which permission is not required) please go to the Copyright Clearance Center request page.

Read more about how to correctly acknowledge RSC content.


Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements