Wearable and Transparent Bioelectronics for Wireless Remote Sensing

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Prof. Mark Ming-Cheng CHENG
Associate Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Biomedical Engineering and Director of Nanofabrication Core (nFab)
Wayne State University


In this talk, we will discuss two telemetric sensing principles for the wireless monitoring of physiological parameters with potential advantages of improved accuracy and sensitivity. We propose self-powered wireless biosensors based on graphene radio-frequency (RF) components, which have advantages of transparent, flexible, and monolithically integrated on biocompatible soft substrate. All-graphene wireless sensors is envisioned to consist of optically transparent graphene antenna and biosensor, which receives the fundamental tone and retransmits the sensed signal at its second harmonic, thus allowing low-noise sensing in a severe interference/clutter background. Pressure is also an important part of our human body. In the current paradigm, implantable wireless pressure sensors relies on magnetically coupling for signal readout, where the hardware is bulky and inadequate for wearable use. We investigate parity-time (PT) telemetric sensing to address this challenge. Low-cost sensing wearable devices for real-time reporting of physical data is critical in personalized alerts and managed care services.


Prof. Mark Ming-Cheng CHENG will present a talk on ” Wearable and Transparent Bioelectronics for Wireless Remote Sensing”. Prof. Cheng is currently Associate Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Director Nanofabrication Core (nFab), Wayne State University. He received his BS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests include biomedical devices, wireless sensing, cyber physical systems and machine learning. At WSU, his research has been involved in design, and characterization of sensors for the analysis of biological signals and environmental monitoring. Prof. Cheng received National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2011 and 2013 ONR Faculty Summer Fellowship. He served as symposium chair of 2011 Annual Spring Symposium of American Vacuum Society (AVS) -Michigan Chapter, and have served in numerous committees in the international conferences, such as IEEE Sensors, BMES, IFCS, and etc.


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