Smart Wearable Systems for Health Monitoring

Sensors (Basel). 2023 Feb 23;23(5):2479. doi: 10.3390/s23052479.


Smart wearable systems for health monitoring are highly desired in personal wisdom medicine and telemedicine. These systems make the detecting, monitoring, and recording of biosignals portable, long-term, and comfortable. The development and optimization of wearable health-monitoring systems have focused on advanced materials and system integration, and the number of high-performance wearable systems has been gradually increasing in recent years. However, there are still many challenges in these fields, such as balancing the trade-off between flexibility/stretchability, sensing performance, and the robustness of systems. For this reason, more evolution is required to promote the development of wearable health-monitoring systems. In this regard, this review summarizes some representative achievements and recent progress of wearable systems for health monitoring. Meanwhile, a strategy overview is presented about selecting materials, integrating systems, and monitoring biosignals. The next generation of wearable systems for accurate, portable, continuous, and long-term health monitoring will offer more opportunities for disease diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: advanced materials; health monitoring; smart sensors; wearable systems.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Telemedicine*
  • Wearable Electronic Devices*