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Learning Objectives

  • LO1: To introduce the fundamentals of wearable sensor technology
  • LO2: To impart knowledge on electronics in wearable system design
  • LO3: To enable knowledge development on principles of energy harvesting
  • LO4: To provide insight to assistive technologies in wearable system

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Ability to understand the basics of wearable sensor system design
  • CO2: Ability to apply the IC technologies for bio sensing
  • CO3: Ability to analyse the energy and power consumption requirements in system design
  • CO4: Ability to evaluate the multi parameter measurements from wearable sensors

Course Contents

Introduction to Wearable sensors – Attributes of wearables – Meta-wearable – Challenges and opportunities – Future of wearables – Social interpretation of Aesthetics – Case study – Google glass – Wearable haptics – Need for wearable haptic devices – Categories of wearable haptic and tactile display – Wearable Sensors – Chemical and Biochemical sensors – System design – Challenges in chemical biochemical sensing – Applications

Flexible Electronics and Energy Harvesting Systems – Thin-film transistors – Low-power Integrated Circuit design for biopotential sensing – Analog circuit design techniques – Lowpower design for ADCs – Digital circuit design techniques – Architectural design for low power biopotential acquisition – Practical considerations – Energy harvesting from human body – Temperature gradient – Foot motion – Wireless energy transmission – Energy harvesting from light and RF energy – Energy and power consumption issues – Future considerations

Monitoring Physical and Physiological Parameters – Wearable sensors for physiological signal measurement – Physical measurement – cardiovascular diseases – Neurological diseases – Gastrointestinal diseases – Wearable and non-invasive assistive technologies – Assistive devices for individuals with severe paralysis – Wearable tongue drive system – Dual-mode tongue drive system.


  1. Edward Sazonov, Michael R Neuman, Wearable Sensors: Fundamentals, Implementation and Applications, Academic Press, USA, 2014.
  2. Tom Bruno, Wearable Technology: Smart Watches to Google Glass for Libraries, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, Maryland, 2015.
  3. Raymond Tong, Wearable Technology in Medicine and Health Care, Academic Press, USA, 2018.
  4. Haider Raad, The Wearable Technology Handbook, United Scholars Publication, USA, 2017.

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