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Smart Sensors for Health and Environment Monitoring

  • Chong-Min Kyung

Part of the KAIST Research Series book series (KAISTRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Bio-Medical Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jaeheung Lim, Jun Yeon Yun, Jinhong Ahn, Young June Park
      Pages 3-18
    3. Il-Doo Kim, Seon-Jin Choi, Sang-Joon Kim, Ji-Su Jang
      Pages 19-49
    4. Jungwoo Jang, Jihun Lee, Mingyu Kang, Yoon-Kyu Song
      Pages 51-73
  3. Sensors for Environmental Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Kyounghoon Lee, Dae-Hyun Baek, Han-Il Jung, Jongbaeg Kim
      Pages 171-188
    3. Ho Won Jang, Young Seok Shim, Yeon Hoo Kim
      Pages 189-212
    4. Si-Hyung Lim, Sungho Yoon
      Pages 213-232
    5. Hoon Sohn, Hyung Jin Lim, Suyoung Yang
      Pages 233-253
  4. Wireless Connectivity Solutions for Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Jinhwan Jung, Deawoo Kim, Hankyeol Lee, Yung Yi
      Pages 257-279
    3. Deawoo Kim, Jinhwan Jung, Hankyeol Lee, Yung Yi
      Pages 281-306
    4. Sae-Young Chung, Si-Hyeon Lee
      Pages 307-323

About this book


This book covers two most important applications of smart sensors, namely bio-health sensing and environmental monitoring.   The approach taken is holistic and covers the complete scope of the subject matter from the principles of the sensing mechanism, through device physics, circuit and system implementation techniques, and energy issues  to wireless connectivity solutions. It is written at a level suitable mainly for post-graduate level researchers interested in practical applications. The chapters are independent but complementary to each other, and the book works within the wider perspective of essential smart sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT).


This is the second of three books based on the Integrated Smart Sensors research project, which describe the development of innovative devices, circuits, and system-level enabling technologies.  The aim of the project was to develop common platforms on which various devices and sensors can be loaded, and to create systems offering significant improvements in information processing speed, energy usage, and size.


This book contains substantial reference lists and over 150 figures, introducing the reader to the subject in a tutorial style whilst also addressing state-of-the-art research results, allowing it to be used as a guide for starting researchers.


Bio-health sensors Bio-medical sensors Energy harvesting Environmental sensors Smart gas sensors Smart sensors for environmental monitoring Smart sensors for health monitoring Wireless smart sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Chong-Min Kyung
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Center for Integrated Smart SensorsKAISTDaejoenKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

About the editors

Chong-Min Kyung (Professor, KAIST) received B.S. in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Seoul National University in 1975, M.S. and Ph.D. in EE from KAIST in 1977 and 1981, respectively. He worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill during 1981-1983. Since 1983, he has been Professor at the Department of EE at KAIST. He started Center for Integrated Smart Sensors (CISS) in 2011, sponsored as Global Frontier Project by Korean government. He has published over 300 international journal/conference papers on device physics/simulation, CAD, computer graphics, and System-on-a-Chip design including RISC/CISC microprocessors, VLIW and reconfigurable DSP cores, and video CODEC.

His current research focuses on applying system-level cost-energy-rate-distortion optimization techniques to the design of smart sensors, especially smart cameras.

He has led, as Founding Director, IDEC (IC Design Education Center) during 1995-2011. He received Best Paper Awards in numerous international conferences including ASP-DAC 1997 and 1998, DAC in 2000, ICSPAT in 1999, ICCD in 1999, ISOCC in 2009, and ISQED in 2014. He is a member of National Academy of Engineering Korea and Korean Academy of Science and Technology and IEEE Fellow.

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