Special Session – ASWM

Special Session on “Advances in soft wearable technology for mobile-health”


Special Session Organizers:

Nicola Carbonaro ([email protected])
Alessandro Tognetti ([email protected])
Affiliation: Research Center “E.Piaggio” and Department of Information Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Pisa

Objectives and topics:

Current wearables – based on solid-state components – are not suitable to adapt to the deformable nature of the human body. Conversely, soft wearable technology concerns unobtrusive, compliant and lightweight devices that have the potential to enable innovative mobile health applications. Examples of such technology are e-textiles and flexible or stretchable devices that have been employed for on-body, unobtrusive and ambulatory biomedical parameter monitoring or patients treatment (physiological sensing, human motion analysis, electrical stimulation, biomedical sensing, home-based rehabilitation, biofeedback).

The purpose of this special session is to connect researchers in the field of soft wearable technology, to share their ideas and conceptual approaches, and to discuss the recent advances in this field, addressing innovating solutions, paradigms and emerging issues.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Flexible sensors and devices
  • Stretchable sensor and devices
  • e-textiles
  • Stimulation devices
  • Biofeedback
  • Bioelectrodes and bioelectronics
  • Wearable biomedical sensors
  • Physiological sensing
  • Ambulatory human motion/activity monitoring
  • Data processing and data fusion
  • Integration of soft and conventional technologies

Targeted Audience: 20/30

Paper Submission: Papers will be submitted through our submission system Confy

Regular papers should be at least 4 pages, recommended 6 pages, maximum 8 pages in length.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 5 August 2017
Notification and Registration Opening: 15 August 2017
Camera-ready deadline: 15 September 2017
Start of Conference: 14 November 2017
End of Conference: 16 November 2017