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.

Some of our latest works were exhibited at the 2015 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.


BibTex format

author = {Kassanos, P and Anastasova, S and Yang, G-Z},
booktitle = {Implantable Sensors and Systems: From Theory to Practice},
editor = {Yang},
pages = {99--195},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {Electrical and Physical Sensors for Biomedical Implants},
url = {https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-69748-2_3},
year = {2018}

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AB - In addition to the electrochemical sensors discussed in Chap. 2, a range of other sensing modalities are also important for biomedical and implantable applications. The frequency-dependent electrical properties of tissues are essential for assessing various physiological parameters. This, for example, can be quantified via electrical bioimpedance measurements, which can be combined and corroborated with electrochemical sensors. The human body is a dynamic system in constant motion; therefore, sensors for the measurement of physical properties such as strain and pressure are also important. Sensors for these applications rely on the measurement of resistance, capacitance, and sometimes inductance, and these will also be discussed in this chapter for completeness. Temperature is an important health marker for various applications, and consequently the current state of the art in temperature sensors is also discussed, in terms of both monolithic integration and discrete sensor solutions. Monitoring of the electrical response of the nervous system and the delivery of stimuli represent an important family of applications for neuroscience research and neuroprosthetic devices. These will be addressed in this chapter, along with various application scenarios. Other aspects to be discussed include sensor metrics, such as sensitivity, limit of detection, stability, linear range, selectivity, and specificity.
AU - Kassanos,P
AU - Anastasova,S
AU - Yang,G-Z
EP - 195
PB - Springer
PY - 2018///
SN - 978-3-319-69748-2
SP - 99
TI - Electrical and Physical Sensors for Biomedical Implants
T1 - Implantable Sensors and Systems: From Theory to Practice
UR - https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-69748-2_3
UR - https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319697475#
ER -