Call for Abstracts: Futuristic Sensor Data Processing Technologies for Point of Care Applications

Please send abstracts by 10 March 2022

Overview of special issue

Sensor technologies have benefited every field where they have been used. Sensors are devices that detect and gather signals from a variety of sources that can be used, including light, temperature, movement, pressure, etc., through Internet of Everything (IoE) and Web of Things (WoT). The applications of modern sensor technologies are not only limited to healthcare, agriculture, lifestyle, aerospace, autonomous vehicles and so on. Drug donors equipped with body worn and smart tracking sensors make it easier to take drugs in the medical field. It sends signals and reminds them to take their medicine, as well as supplying the necessary drug at the appropriate time. Modern sensor data fusion technology benefits older people, athletes, and risk patients in healthcare.

The current healthcare trends include laser technology, optoelectronic solutions, radar and ultrasound. Sensors also provide dynamic information and they are exchanged with other connected devices when associated to a network. Thus, effective running sensors are very critical in point of care applications. External beam radiotherapy (RT) is the treatment for prostate cancer, in that ionizing radiation is passed on the surface of the infected area to destroy the cancer cells. Through modern sensors, the amount of radiation can be controlled easily and it will be less harmful. Improved photon beam monitoring is the timely need for this field with ultra-fast response time, wider dynamic range, high beam transmissivity, robust spatial resolution for damage resistance. The plasma panel sensor (PPS) is a novel display that can be used in real time health monitoring applications when the patient is under remote monitoring to obtain highly accurate responses. By controlling the modes of operation, it can be run using high granularity or position resolution. The recent ultra-fast transmissive (UFT) beam monitor has the opportunity to hit a massive market and it is designed for both particle and photon FLASH-RT and advanced-EBRT (external beam radiotherapy), as well as for nuclear and high-energy physics. In addition, the plasma panel sensor (PPS) and microhexcavity-PPS also have a number of potential applications. Internal organs can also be monitored effectively by means of thin film sheet fusion sensors.

The major aims of the special issue are to contribute towards futuristic sensor data processing technologies for point of care applications, to contribute recent advances in sensors and technologies, optimized sensor utilization in healthcare environments, and their application to contribute to biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence and machine learning, sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT), and many other disciplines.

List of key themes

  • Soft computing through sensor data
  • i-sensors for high energy physics (HEP) research
  • Homeland security using data fusion sensors
  • Sensors in FLASH Radiotherapy and beam monitoring
  • Modern sensors for CT Image slicing
  • Spatially fractionated sensors
  • Data exchange sensors
  • Fast response monitoring using sensors
  • Patient planning and remote monitoring using biosensors
  • Radioactive materials detecting
  • Medical Radiography
  • Sensors in machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Signal and data sensing techniques
  • Health and safety aspects by means of sensor systems

Submission information

If interested in submitting a full paper to this special issue, please send abstracts to lead guest editor Dr. C. Venkatesan at [email protected] by no later than 10 March 2022