3. a wearable chemical-electrophysiological hybrid biosensing system for real-time health and fitness monitoring

Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Institute Affiliation: Agile Center for Wearable Sensors (CWS)
Faculty Advisor(s): Patrick P. Mercier | Joseph Wang

Primary Student
Name: Somayeh Imani
Email: soimani@ucsd.edu
Phone: 505-620-7084
Grad Year: 2018

Student Collaborators
Amay Bandodkar, amay.itbhu@gmail.com

Flexible, wearable sensing devices can yield important information about the underlying physiology of a human subject for applications in real-time health and fitness monitoring. Despite significant progress in the fabrication of flexible biosensors that naturally comply with the epidermis, most designs measure only a small number of physical or electrophysiological parameters, and neglect the rich chemical information available from biomarkers. Here, we introduce a skin-worn wearable hybrid sensing system that offers simultaneous real-time monitoring of a biochemical (lactate) and an electrophysiological signal (electrocardiogram), for more comprehensive fitness monitoring than from physical or electrophysiological sensors alone. The two sensing modalities, comprising a three-electrode amperometric lactate biosensor and a bipolar electrocardiogram sensor, are co-fabricated on a flexible substrate and mounted on the skin. Human experiments reveal that physiochemistry and electrophysiology can be measured simultaneously with negligible cross-talk, enabling a new class of hybrid sensing devices.

Industry Application Area(s)
Electronics/Photonics | Life Sciences/Medical Devices & Instruments

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