Wearable and Implantable Devices and Systems

Submission Deadline: 15 June 2018

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Wearable and Implantable Devices and Systems.

Future electronics and sensing systems will be implantable and wearable. Large and ever-growing advances in developing and implementing such technologies have already exhibited the potential utility of this unique class of platforms to realize next-generation of sensing systems. Applications include wearable and implantable electronics, healthcare monitoring systems, soft robotics, as well as wireless implants. The field has started to see interesting developments in the areas of circuits and systems, involving studies related to low-power electronics, wireless sensor networks, wearable devices and sensors, real-time monitoring, connectivity of sensors and Internet of Things.

This Special Section in IEEE Access invites contributions from leading experts from both academia and industry. We believe that the novel approaches towards circuits and systems will allow readers to identify the requirements, challenges and future directions related to the burgeoning field of electronic circuits and systems for future wearable and implantable systems, from electronics to communications. Further, this Special Section will allow the biomedical researchers to identify new opportunities, which this exciting field may lead to.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wearable and implantable sensing technologies
  • Readout circuits for wearable and implantable systems
  • Wireless power transfer/delivery
  • Low-Power circuits and sensors
  • Sensor Interfaces and A/D Converters
  • Implantable Electronics
  • Body sensor networks
  • wearable and mobile health monitoring
  • CMOS Sensors and Imaging
  • Antennas and sensors for wearables and wireless implants
  • Implantable and wearable diagnostic and therapeutic systems
  • Channel modelling for wearables and implants
  • Energy efficiency in wearable sensing systems

We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles.

Associate Editor: Qammer H. Abbasi, University of Glasgow, UK

Guest Editors:

  1. Yejun He, Shenzhen University, China
  2. Asimina Kiourti, The Ohio State University, USA
  3. Hadi Heidari, University of Glasgow, UK
  4. Majid E. Warkiani, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  5. Akram Alomainy, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Ambient Intelligence Environments with Wireless Sensor Networks from the Point of View of Big Data and Smart & Sustainable Cities
  2. Mobile Multimedia for Healthcare
  3. Human-Centered Smart Systems and Technologies

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact:  qammer.abbasi@glasgow.ac.uk