Biological and Medical Sensor Technologies

Biological and Medical Sensor Technologies

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Biological and Medical Sensor Technologies presents contributions from top experts who explore the development and implementation of sensors for various applications used in medicine and biology. Edited by a pioneer in the area of advanced semiconductor materials, the book is divided into two sections.

The first part covers sensors for biological applications. Topics include:

  • Advanced sensing and communication in the biological world
  • DNA-derivative architectures for long-wavelength bio-sensing
  • Label-free silicon photonics
  • Quartz crystal microbalance-based biosensors
  • Lab-on-chip technologies for cell-sensing applications
  • Enzyme biosensors
  • Future directions for breath sensors
  • Solid-state gas sensors for clinical diagnosis

The second part of the book deals with sensors for medical applications. This section addresses:

  • Bio-sensing and human behavior measurements
  • Sweat rate wearable sensors
  • Various aspects of medical imaging
  • The future of medical imaging
  • Spatial and spectral resolution aspects of semiconductor detectors in medical imaging
  • CMOS SSPM detectors
  • CdTe detectors and their applications to gamma-ray imaging
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)

Composed of contributions from some of the world’s foremost experts in their respective fields, this book covers a wide range of subjects. It explores everything from sensors and communication systems found in nature to the latest advances in manmade sensors. The end result is a useful collection of stimulating insights into the many exciting applications of sensor technologies in everyday life.

Table of Contents

Part I: Sensors for Biological Applications

Advanced Sensing and Communication in Biological World, A. Ukil

Physics and Modeling of DNA-Derivative Architectures for Long-Wavelength Bio-Sensing, A. Bykhovski and D. Woolard

Label-Free Biosensors for Biomedical Applications: The Potential of Integrated Optical Biosensors and Silicon Photonics, J.W. Chamberlain and D. Ratner

Quartz Crystal Microbalance–Based Biosensors, Ş. Şeker and Y. Murat Elçin

Toward Printable Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies for Cell Analytics, M. Brischwein, G. Scarpa, H. Grothe, B. Wolf, and S. Thalhammer

Construction of Enzyme Biosensors Based on a Commercial Glucose Sensor Platform, Y. Cui

Future Directions for Breath Sensors, A. Panigrahy, J.-P. Delplanque, and C.E. Davis

Solid-State Gas Sensors for Clinical Diagnosis, G. Neri


Part II: Sensors for Medical Applications

Biosensors and Human Behavior Measurement: A State-of-the-Art Review, Y. Lin and D. Schmidt

Sweat Rate Wearable Sensors, P. Salvo

Future of Medical Imaging, M. Nadeski and G. Frantz

Spatial and Spectral Resolution of Semiconductor Detectors in Medical Imaging, B. Heismann

Advances in CMOS SSPM Detectors, J. Christian

High-Resolution CdTe Detectors and Their Application to Gamma-Ray Imaging, T. Takahashi, S. Watanabe, S. Ishikawa, G. Sato, and S. Takeda

Recent Advances in Positron Emission Tomography Technology, F. Taghibakhsh and C.S. Levin

Editor Bio(s)

Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski is managing R&D at Redlen Technologies Inc., a startup company in Vancouver, Canada. Redlen’s revolutionary production process for advanced semiconductor materials enables a new generation of more accurate, alldigital, radiation-based imaging solutions. He is also a president of CMOS Emerging Technologies (, an organization of high-tech events covering communications, microsystems, optoelectronics, and sensors.