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Wearable and Implantable Electronics

Guest Editors:
Enming Song, PhD, Fudan University, China
Wouter A. Serdijn, PhD, F-IEEE, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands

Bioelectronic Medicine is calling for submissions to our Collection on Wearable and Implantable Electronics.

  1. Implantable vagus nerve stimulation is a promising approach for restoring autonomic cardiovascular functions after heart transplantation. For successful treatment a system should have multiple electrodes to de...

    Authors: Fangqi Liu, Maryam Habibollahi, Yu Wu, Nazanin Neshatvar, Jiaxing Zhang, Ciro Zinno, Outman Akouissi, Fabio Bernini, Lisa Alibrandi, Khatia Gabisonia, Vincenzo Lionetti, Jacopo Carpaneto, Henry Lancashire, Dai Jiang, Silvestro Micera and Andreas Demosthenous
    Citation: Bioelectronic Medicine 2024 10:16
  2. Wireless power transfer (WPT) within the human body can enable long-lasting medical devices but poses notable challenges, including absorption by biological tissues and weak coupling between the transmitter (T...

    Authors: Sultan Mahmud, Ali Nezaratizadeh, Alfredo Bayu Satriya, Yong-Kyu Yoon, John S. Ho and Adam Khalifa
    Citation: Bioelectronic Medicine 2024 10:7
  3. Cuff electrodes target various nerves throughout the body, providing neuromodulation therapies for motor, sensory, or autonomic disorders. However, when using standard, thick silicone cuffs, fabricated in disc...

    Authors: Valentina Paggi, Florian Fallegger, Ludovic Serex, Olivier Rizzo, Katia Galan, Alice Giannotti, Ivan Furfaro, Ciro Zinno, Fabio Bernini, Silvestro Micera and Stéphanie P. Lacour
    Citation: Bioelectronic Medicine 2024 10:6
  4. Collection of electroencephalographic (EEG) data provides an opportunity to non-invasively study human brain plasticity, learning and the evolution of various neuropsychiatric disorders. Traditionally, due to ...

    Authors: Richard James Sugden, Viet-Linh Luke Pham-Kim-Nghiem-Phu, Ingrid Campbell, Alberto Leon and Phedias Diamandis
    Citation: Bioelectronic Medicine 2023 9:12

Meet the Guest Editors

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Enming Song: Fudan University, China

New Content ItemEnming Song is currently a Professor at Institute of Optoelectronics of Fudan University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Simpson Querrey Institute for Bioelectronics of Northwestern University, and was an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. and B.S. degrees from the Department of Materials Science, Fudan University. During this time he was a Joint Ph.D. in Prof. John A. Rogers’ Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Enming’s research interests refer to the fields of advance soft electronic materials for biomedical engineering, with a focus on developing flexible bioelectronic systems as chronic neural interfaces.

Wouter A. SerdijnDelft University of Technology, the Netherlands

New Content ItemWouter A. Serdijn is a full professor in bioelectronics at Delft University of Technology, where he heads the Section Bioelectronics, and a Medical-Delta honorary professor at both Delft University of Technology and the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam. His research interests include integrated biomedical circuits and systems for wearable, injectable and implantable medical devices, such as cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, neurostimulators, bioelectronic medicine and electroceuticals. He is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a mentor of the IEEE. In 2016, he received the IEEE Circuits and Systems Meritorious Service Award.

About the collection

Technologies for bioelectronic medicine of the future interface with the neural, muscular and cardiac tissue using electricity, magnetism, light or ultrasound. They are soft, flexible, stretchable, and non- or minimally invasive. They last a lifetime and thus are biocompatible, biostable, and upgradeable. Moreover, they adjust themselves to the varying therapeutic needs of the patient in a closed-loop fashion and are either wirelessly powered or employ energy scavenging from the body itself.

Recently, advancements in material engineering, microfabrication, micro- and nano-electronics, biosensors, bio-MEMS and micro-system integration have created new opportunities for the seamless integration of bioelectronic devices with living cells, tissues and organs. Emerging classes of wearable and/or implantables such as electronic skin, recording/stimulating electrodes, optogenetics, and low-intensity focused ultrasound, will play an important role in disease diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of neural disorders, inflammatory disorders, and lost senses and motor control.

This new collection of Bioelectronic Medicine aims to collect articles regarding recent advancements in microscale systems for neuroscientific discovery and for diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic interfaces for advanced healthcare, ranging from implantable chronic devices, injectable and dissolvable devices, to skin-interfaced wearable devices, and to robust technologies for at-home use.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submissions for any type of articles, including primary research and reviews/perspectives. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via the submission system. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection/Thematic series, please select Wearable and Implantable Electronics from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.