A primary motivation of our research is the monitoring of physical, physiological, and biochemical parameters - in any environment and without activity restriction and behaviour modification - through using miniaturised, wireless Body Sensor Networks (BSN). Key research issues that are currently being addressed include novel sensor designs, ultra-low power microprocessor and wireless platforms, energy scavenging, biocompatibility, system integration and miniaturisation, processing-on-node technologies combined with novel ASIC design, autonomic sensor networks and light-weight communication protocols. Our research is aimed at addressing the future needs of life-long health, wellbeing and healthcare, particularly those related to demographic changes associated with an ageing population and patients with chronic illnesses. This research theme is therefore closely aligned with the IGHI’s vision of providing safe, effective and accessible technologies for both developed and developing countries.


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author = {Li, B and Gil, B and Power, M and Gao, A and Treratanakulchai, S and Anastasova, S and Yang, G-Z},
doi = {10.1021/acsami.9b12237},
journal = {ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces},
pages = {35577--35586},
title = {Carbon-nanotube-coated 3D microspring force sensor for medical applications},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b12237},
volume = {11},
year = {2019}

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AB - Flexible electronic materials combined with micro-3D fabrication present new opportunities for wearable biosensors and medical devices. This Research Article introduces a novel carbon-nanotube-coated force sensor, successfully combining the advantages of flexible conductive nanomaterials and the versatility of two photon polymerization technologies for creating functional 3D microstructures. The device employs carbon-nanotube-coated microsprings with varying configurations and geometries for real-time force sensing. To demonstrate its practical value, the device has first been embodied as a patch sensor for transcutaneous monitoring of human arterial pulses, followed by the development of a multiple-point force-sensitive catheter for real-time noninvasive intraluminal intervention. The results illustrate the potential of leveraging advanced nanomaterials and micro-3D-printing for developing new medical devices.
AU - Li,B
AU - Gil,B
AU - Power,M
AU - Gao,A
AU - Treratanakulchai,S
AU - Anastasova,S
AU - Yang,G-Z
DO - 10.1021/acsami.9b12237
EP - 35586
PY - 2019///
SN - 1944-8244
SP - 35577
TI - Carbon-nanotube-coated 3D microspring force sensor for medical applications
T2 - ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b12237
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000489001900007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/74677
VL - 11
ER -