1st Edition

Sensors for Diagnostics and Monitoring

Edited By Kevin Yallup, Laura Basiricò Copyright 2019
    352 Pages
    by CRC Press

    352 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Sensor technologies and applications are evolving rapidly driven by the demand for new sensors for monitoring and diagnostic purposes to enable improvements in human health and safety. Simultaneously, sensors are required to consume less power, be autonomous, cost less, and be connected by the Internet of Things. New sensor technologies are being developed to fulfill these needs. This book reviews the latest developments in sensor technology and gives the reader an overview of the state-of-the-art in key areas, such as sensors for diagnostics and monitoring.


  • Provides an overview of sensor technologies for monitoring and diagnostics applications.

  • Presents state-of-the-art developments in selected topics for sensors that can be used for monitoring and diagnostics in future healthcare, structural monitoring, and smart environment applications.

  • Features contributions from leading international experts in both industry and academia.

  • Explores application areas that include medical diagnostics and screening, health monitoring, smart textiles, and structural monitoring.
  • Nano-Carbon Terahertz Sensors and Imagers. Fiber-optic Brillouin distributed sensors: from dynamic to long-range measurements. Low-Powered Plasmonic Sensors. Ultra-Fast Photodiodes under Zero and Forward-Bias Operations. Semiconductor Sensors for Direct X-Ray Conversion. Organic Imagers. Tactile sensors for Electronic Skin. Sensor Systems for Label-Free Detection of Biomolecular Interactions: Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) and Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR). Low Power Energy Harvesting Solutions for Smart Self-Powered Sensors. RFID supporting IoT in health and well-being applications. Low Power Biosensor Design Techniques Based on Information Theoretic Principles. Modern Application Potential of Miniature Chemical Sensors. Optical Flow Sensing and Its Precision Vertical Landing Applications.


    Kevin Yallup is the director of engineering for tech+liaison, a consultancy that provides services for engineering companies active in sensors, MEMS, microtechnology, microfluidics or photonics for project management, strategy development, and team development. Prior to this, Kevin has held senior positions in a number of high tech companies and startups including Colibrys a MEMS sensor company, ACAMP a public private partnership based in Canada, National Semincondutor (now TI) and Analog Devices.

    He is a project manager and engineering team manager with over 30 years of experience in engineering fields such as MEMS, microtechnology, microfluidics, photonics, sensors, and semiconductors, who has led teams involved in product development and process development for industrial, medical device, space, telecommunications, automotive, and integrated circuits. Kevin graduated from Cambridge University in the UK as a physicist, and earned his PhD in engineering and physics from the University of Leuven in Belgium while working in IMEC.

    Laura Basiricò received the M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 2008. In 2009, she joined the University of Cagliari with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as a Ph.D student. She received the Ph.D. degree in 2012. During the Ph.D., she focused her research activity on the development of inkjet printing technique for the realization of Organic Field Effect Transistors and Organic ElectroChemical Transistors for sensing application. She is currently a Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Italy. Her research interests concern flexible and Organic Electronics, electronic devices for sensing applications, smart devices based on advanced materials and technologies. She is also the co-Author of several scientific publications both on international journals in the field of electronic engineering and materials physics. Her e-mail is [email protected].

    Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski is managing R&D development activities at Redlen Technologies Inc., a detector company based in British Columbia, Canada. During his 12 years at Redlen he managed development of highly integrated CZT detector products in medical imaging and security applications. Prior to Redlen Kris hold various management and academic positions at PMC-Sierra, University of Alberta, SFU, UBC and University of Toronto. Dr. Iniewski has published over 150 research papers in international journals and conferences.

    He holds 18 international patents granted in USA, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan. He wrote and edited several books for Wiley, Cambridge University Press, Mc-Graw Hill, CRC Press and Springer. He is frequent invited speaker and has consulted for multiple organizations internationally. He received his Ph.D. degree in electronics (honors) from the Warsaw University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) in 1988.