Nano Research

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Recent progress in flexible and wearable bio-electronics based on nanomaterials


flexible biosensor, electronics, nanostructured materials, integrated devices, graphene


ABSTRACT Flexible and stretchable biosensors that can monitor and quantify the electrical or chemical signals generated by specific microenvironments have attracted a great deal of attention. Wearable biosensors that can be intimately attached to skin or tissue provide a new opportunity for medical diagnostics and therapy. In recent years, there has been enormous progress in device integration and the design of materials and manufacturing processes for flexible and stretchable systems. Here, we describe the most recent developments in nanomaterials employed in flexible and stretchable biosensors. We review successful examples of such biosensors used for the detection of vital physiological and biological markers such as gas released from organisms. Furthermore, we provide a detailed overview of recent achievements regarding integrated platforms that include multifunctional nanomaterials. The issues and challenges related to the effective integration of multifunctional nanomaterials in bio-electronics are also discussed.

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Tsinghua University Press