Wearable devices have the potential to transform multiple facets of human life, including healthcare, activity monitoring, and interaction with computers. However, a number of technical and adaptation challenges hinder the widespread and daily usage of wearable devices. Recent research efforts have focused on identifying these challenges and solving them such that the potential of wearable devices can be realized. This monograph starts with a survey of the recent literature on the challenges faced by wearable devices. Then, it discusses potential solutions to each of the challenges. We start with the primary application areas that provide value to the users of wearable devices. We then present recent work on the design of physically flexible and bendable devices that aim to improve user comfort. We also discuss state-of-the-art energy harvesting and security solutions that can improve user compliance of wearable devices. Overall, this monograph aims to serve as a comprehensive resource for challenges and solutions towards self-powered wearable devices for health and activity monitoring.
|Number of pages
|Foundations and Trends in Electronic Design Automation
|Published - Nov 19 2020
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design