“Innovating Health” Webinar – Prof Joseph Wang
Wearable Electrochemical Sensors: Towards Labs on the Skin and on the Mouth
10 am – 11:15 am, Thursday, 17 September 2020 (Singapore)
7 pm – 8:15 pm, Wednesday, 16 November 2020 (Los Angeles)
Prof Joseph Wang
SAIC Endowed Chair, Distinguished Professor, Department of Nanoengineering, University of California San Diego
Wearable sensors have received major recent attention owing to their considerable promise for monitoring the wearer’s health and wellness [1,2]. The medical interest for wearable systems arises from the need for monitoring patients over long periods of time. These devices have the potential to continuously collect vital health information from a person’s body and provide this information to them or their healthcare provider in a timely fashion. Such sensing platforms provide new avenues to continuously and non-invasively monitor individuals and can thus tender crucial real-time information regarding a wearer’s health. This presentation will discuss recent developments in the field of wearable electrochemical sensors integrated directly on the epidermis, under the skin, or within the mouth for various non-invasive and minimally-invasive biomedical monitoring applications [3-6]. Particular attention will be given to non-invasive monitoring of metabolites and electrolytes using flexible electrochemical sensors, to multiplexed microneedle sensor arrays, along with related materials, energy and integration considerations. The preparation and characterization of such wearable electrochemical sensors will be described, along with their current status and future prospects and challenges.
Joseph Wang is Distinguished Professor, SAIC Endowed Chair, and former Chair of the Department of Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also the Director of the UCSD Center of Wearable Sensors. He served as the director of Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors of Arizona State University (ASU) before joining UCSD. Prof. Wang has published more than 1100 papers, 11 books and he holds 25 patents (H Index=169, >120,000 citations). He received 2 American Chemical Society National Awards in 1999 (Instrumentation) and 2006 (Electrochemistry), ECS Sensor Achievement Award (2018) and 5 Honorary Professors from Spain, Argentina, Czech Republic, Romania, China and Slovenia. Prof. Wang is also an RSC and ECS Fellow and has been the Founding Editor of Electroanalysis (Wiley). His scientific interests are concentrated in the areas of bioelectronics, biosensors, bionanotechnology, nanomachines, and electroanalytical chemistry.
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