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 Ip, H},
booktitle = {Implantable Sensors and Systems: From Theory to Practice},
editor = {Yang},
pages = {281--437},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {Ultra-Low Power Application-Specific Integrated Circuits for Sensing},
url = {https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-69748-2_5},
year = {2018}

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AB - In the quest for ever-reducing system size and increased integration and functionality, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology plays a pivotal role in modern implants, where custom circuits designed at transistor and device levels are replacing off-the-shelf commercial chips and bulky benchtop systems. Recently, commercial system-on-chip (SoC) devices encompassing digital microcontrollers, radio, and analog–digital converters, as well as reconfigurable amplifier circuits, are widely available. Despite this, further development of ASIC-specific implantable systems is required, particularly in the area of multi-channel array sensor interfaces, ultra-low power data acquisition, and circuits that work with specialized micro-sensors for implants. ASICs designed to focus on a particular application have given designers the freedom to optimize power consumption for a set task, unlike general-purpose SoCs that have to cater for a wide range of applications and hence typically consume more power. In this chapter, we begin with a survey on the latest development of ASICs and related integrated systems from literature. This is followed by an overview of technological trends in integrated circuit/sensor fabrication and fusion. The rest of the chapter focuses on a number of engineering aspects related to ultra-low power ASIC circuits appropriate for implantable sensors and sensor front-ends, covering bioimpedance, neural and electrochemical sensor measurement circuits, as well as low-power analog-to-digital converter design and architectures.
AU - Kassanos,P
AU - Ip,H
EP - 437
PB - Springer
PY - 2018///
SN - 978-3-319-69748-2
SP - 281
TI - Ultra-Low Power Application-Specific Integrated Circuits for Sensing
T1 - Implantable Sensors and Systems: From Theory to Practice
UR - https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-69748-2_5
UR - https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319697475#
ER -