The Center for Wearable Sensors is striking at big questions and challenges that are facing the wearable sensors sectors. Creative and relevant, the Center is focused on working with industry partners to revolutionize key components of wearable sensor systems, including:

Taking multiple measurements from diverse sensors on the body

This involves simultaneous, real-time measurement of multiple parameters including chemical, physical, and electrophysiological modalities.

Ultra low-power and self-powered sensor systems

Researchers are developing self-powered sensor systems to be embedded into media such as clothing. Such autonomous systems could monitor heart rate, hydration levels, blood sugar and more, without any direct user interaction required.

Novel biocompatible and stretchable materials

Projects include: Stretchable semiconducting polymers with properties mimicking biological tissues and long-term-implanted and minimally-invasive sensors.

Novel methods for device fabrication and integration

Flexible, printable micro-sensors for on-body sensing as well as high-density conformal sensor arrays.

Clinical Uses and Clinical Trials

Medical researchers and clinicians from UC San Diego’s world-class Health System work with engineers to address clinical medicine and public health issues that are crucial for realizing the promise of wearable sensing.

Novel micro and nano Wi-Fi networks for data transmission

Pushing the power limits of wireless transceivers enables ultra-long battery life and/or net-zero-power systems for energy autonomy.

Cloud data storage and analytics