Seamless Healthcare Monitoring

Advancements in Wearable, Attachable, and Invisible Devices

  • Toshiyo Tamura
  • Wenxi Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Bioelectric Signals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wenxi Chen
      Pages 3-44
    3. Alexander J. Casson, Mohammed Abdulaal, Meera Dulabh, Siddharth Kohli, Sammy Krachunov, Eleanor Trimble
      Pages 45-81
    4. Jun Akazawa, Masaki Yoshida, Takemasa Okamoto, Kazuhiko Taniguchi
      Pages 83-100
  3. Pressure Signals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Toshiyo Tamura
      Pages 103-126
    3. Kwang Suk Park, Heenam Yoon
      Pages 127-155
  4. Pulse and Flow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Toshiyo Tamura, Yuka Maeda
      Pages 159-192
    3. Toshiyo Tamura
      Pages 193-207
  5. Motion and Force

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Toshiyo Tamura
      Pages 211-249
    3. Rita Paradiso, Gianluca De Toma, Carlo Mancuso
      Pages 251-277
  6. Temperature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Toshiyo Tamura, Ming Huang, Tatsuo Togawa
      Pages 281-307
  7. Gases and Chemical Substances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Naoki Kobayashi, Shinji Yamamori
      Pages 311-334
    3. Ying Fu, Anneng Yang, Feng Yan
      Pages 335-365
  8. Nutrition and Energy Expenditure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Giovanni Schiboni, Oliver Amft
      Pages 369-412
    3. Ricard Delgado-Gonzalo, Philippe Renevey, Alia Lemkaddem, Mathieu Lemay, Josep Solà, Ilkka Korhonen et al.
      Pages 413-455
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 457-469

About this book


This book shares the knowledge of active and prestigious worldwide researchers and scholars in the field of healthcare monitoring as authors investigate historical developments, summarize latest advancements, and envision future prospects on wearable, attachable, and invisible devices that monitor diverse physiological information. The coverage of the book spans multiple disciplines, from biomechanics, to bioelectricity, biochemistry, biophysics and biomaterials. There is also wide coverage of various physical and chemical quantities such as electricity, pressure, flow, motion, force, temperature, gases, and biomarkers. Each chapter explores the background of a specific monitoring device, as well as its physical and chemical principles and instrumentation, signal processing and data analysis, achieved outcomes and application scenarios, and future research topics. There are chapters on:
  • Electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, and electromyograms
  • Measurement of flow phenomenon
  • Latest wearable technologies for the quantification of human motion
  • Various forms of wearable thermometers
  • Monitoring of gases and chemical substances produced during metabolism…and more!
This book is appropriate and accessible for students and scientists, as well as researchers in biomedical engineering, computer engineers, healthcare entrepreneurs, administrative officers, policy makers, market vendors, and healthcare personnel. It helps to provide us with insights into future endeavors, formulate innovative businesses and services, and will help improve people’s health and quality of life.


ECG and heart rate Blood pressure Ballistocardiography Plethysmography Ultrasound Wearables Signal processing and data analysis Attachables Chemical and physical instrumentation

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiyo Tamura
    • 1
  • Wenxi Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Waseda UniversityShinjukuJapan
  2. 2.The University of AizuAizu-WakamatsuJapan

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