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Disposable Sensors in Diagnostics, Food, and Environmental Monitoring
Dincer, Can (University of Freiburg. Department of Microsystems Engineering)
Bruch, Richard (University of Freiburg. Department of Microsystems Engineering)
Costa Rama, Estefanía (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Química Física y Analítica)
Fernández Abedul, María Teresa (Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Química Física y Analítica)
Merkoçi, Arben (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia)
Manz, Andreas (Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Europe)
Urban, Gerald Anton (University of Freiburg. Freiburg Materials Research Center)
Güder, Firat (Imperial College London)

Date: 2019
Abstract: Disposable sensors are low-cost and easy-to-use sensing devices intended for short-term or rapid single-point measurements. The growing demand for fast, accessible, and reliable information in a vastly connected world makes disposable sensors increasingly important. The areas of application for such devices are numerous, ranging from pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, forensic, and food sciences to wearables and clinical diagnostics, especially in resource-limited settings. The capabilities of disposable sensors can extend beyond measuring traditional physical quantities (for example, temperature or pressure); they can provide critical chemical and biological information (chemo- and biosensors) that can be digitized and made available to users and centralized/decentralized facilities for data storage, remotely. These features could pave the way for new classes of low-cost systems for health, food, and environmental monitoring that can democratize sensing across the globe. Here, a brief insight into the materials and basics of sensors (methods of transduction, molecular recognition, and amplification) is provided followed by a comprehensive and critical overview of the disposable sensors currently used for medical diagnostics, food, and environmental analysis. Finally, views on how the field of disposable sensing devices will continue its evolution are discussed, including the future trends, challenges, and opportunities.
Grants: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad CTQ2014-58826-R
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad SEV-2013-0295
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Language: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Subject: Disposable sensors ; Environmental monitoring ; Food analysis ; Point-of-care testing ; Wearables
Published in: Advanced materials, Vol. 31, Issue 30 (July 2019) , art. 1806739, ISSN 1521-4095

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201806739

28 p, 7.7 MB

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