Sensors and Materials
ISSN 0914-4935

Sensors and Materials
is an international peer-reviewed open access journal to provide a forum for researchers working in multidisciplinary fields of sensing technology.
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Vol. 30 No. 8(1)
Special Issue on the International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2017 (IMETI2017) (1)

Guest Editor: Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (National Formosa University)

Preface Errata

  • The quantification and detection of biochemical species are of utmost importance for biomedical applications. Silicon nanowire field-effect transistors (SiNW-FETs) have recently attracted tremend ... Read More

  • Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of disability in elderly individuals. Although X-rays, MRIs, and arthroscopy are widely used to examine OA, they do not provide dynamic infor ... Read More

  • In this paper, we present a robot outdoor patrol that applies a differential global positioning system (DGPS), an encoder, a web camera, and a laser sensor with an improved A* algorithm to achiev ... Read More

  • A gait monitoring system based on liquid pressure detection was designed. In this work, based on the study of the plantar pressure distribution, a special cylindrical liquid cavity was located u ... Read More

  • In this paper, we present a distributed interference-aware medium access control (DI-MAC) for IEEE 802.15.7 visible light communications (VLCs), which improves the spatial efficiency of VLC devic ... Read More

  • This paper presents a first-order delta-sigma (ΔΣ) capacitance-to-digital converter (CDC) with low noise characteristics and a reconfigurable resolution of 12 to 16 bits. The propose ... Read More

  • In this study, a system supporting disaster surveillance and response decisions is investigated. In a multisensor surveillance system, distributed sensor nodes such as cameras can sense, monitor ... Read More

  • The global positioning system (GPS) sensor has had a considerable impact on almost all positioning, navigation, timing, and monitoring applications. It provides spread spectrum satellite signals ... Read More

  • Concern about energy-efficient medium access control (MAC) protocols for wearable devices is increasing owing to support for healthcare services using wireless body sensor networks (WBSNs). The ... Read More

  • This paper presents a message queue telemetry transport (MQTT) broker with priority support for emergency events in the Internet of Things (IoT), which is abbreviated p-MQTT. To support the time ... Read More

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) is a very popular research topic, which provides consumers more autonomy with commodity. It leads the commodity towards small-volume/multiple-type production of tren ... Read More

  • This paper presents a regional density-aware data collection (RDDC) using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSNs). The RDDC is designed to support fast dat ... Read More

  • In this study, a pre-impact fall detection algorithm using a custom-made inertial sensor was optimized, and a spring-trigger airbag system was developed for preventing injuries from falls. Four ... Read More

  • With over four decades spent collecting spaceborne moderate-resolution imagery, Landsat represents the longest remote sensing mission in the world, and has had various applications. Land cover m ... Read More

  • In this paper, an energy-efficient 11.49-bit successive approximation register (SAR) capacitance-to-digital converter (CDC) for capacitive sensors with a figure of merit (FoM) of 31.6 pJ/conversi ... Read More

  • Construction activities, involving cutting, drilling, and grinding of materials, often produce toxic respirable dust that can cause fatal diseases and illnesses. To protect workers from breathi ... Read More

  • There have been many studies on strain-resistance or piezoresistance e-textile sensors. However, the important and critical factor, i.e., the elongation capability of the sensor against the actu ... Read More

  • The three-phase, four-cable type of power distribution lines branch into multiple circuits from local pole- or pad-mounted transformers, which makes the topology of lines complicated. A challeng ... Read More

  • Increases in skin temperature and accumulation of moisture during prolonged sitting are risk factors for pressure ulcers. Therefore, a method of assessing temperature and moisture between the bo ... Read More


S&M1619

30th Commemorative Article

S&M1619
Silicon Nanowire Field-effect-transistor-based Biosensor for Biomedical Applications
Anran Gao, Shixing Chen, Yuelin Wang, and Tie Li
pp. 1619-1628
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1829
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1620

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1620
Knee Acoustic Emission Characteristics of the Healthy and the Patients with Osteoarthritis Using Piezoelectric Sensor
Dagyeong Choi, Soonjae Ahn, Jeseong Ryu, Mitsuo Nagao, and Youngho Kim
pp. 1629-1641
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1877
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1621

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1621
Application of Differential Global Positioning System and Path Planning to Robot Outdoor Patrol
Yu-Hsiang Lu and Jih-Gau Juang
pp. 1643-1654
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1860
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1622

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1622
Flexible Force-sensing System for Wearable Exoskeleton Using Liquid Pressure Detection
Yanhe Zhu, Guoan Zhang, Weiming Xu, and Jie Zhao
pp. 1655-1664
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1875
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1623

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1623
Distributed Interference-aware Medium Access Control for IEEE 802.15.7 Visible Light Communications
Eui-Jik Kim, Jung-Hyok Kwon, Dongwan Kim, and Yongseok Lim
pp. 1665-1670
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1862
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1624

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1624
Low-noise Reconfigurable 12- to 16-bit Delta-Sigma Capacitance-to-digital Converter with Chopper Stabilization Technique
Byeoncheol Lee, Youngwoon Ko, Hyungseup Kim, Yeongjin Mun, Seounghoon Huh, Dongkyu Song, Youngtaek Roh, and Hyoungho Ko
pp. 1671-1679
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1867
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1625

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1625
Reliable Node Management Architecture for Disaster Surveillance and Response Systems
Soo-Mi Yang and Hee-Jung Byun
pp. 1681-1690
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1869
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1626

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1626
Applications of Modified Adaptive Affine Projection Predictor for Global Positioning System Interference Suppression
Wei-Lung Mao and Chung-Wen Hung
pp. 1691-1706
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1873
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1627

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1627
Adaptive Priority-based Medium Access Control Protocol for IEEE 802.15.6 Wireless Body Sensor Networks
Eui-Jik Kim, Ho-Young Kim, Daehee Kim, and Dongwan Kim
pp. 1707-1713
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1863
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1628

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1628
Message Queue Telemetry Transport Broker with Priority Support for Emergency Events in Internet of Things
Yong-Seong Kim, Hwi-Ho Lee, Jung-Hyok Kwon, Yong Sin Kim, and Eui-Jik Kim
pp. 1715-1721
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1864
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1629

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1629
Applications of the Internet of Things Technology in Advanced Planning Systems
Jr-Hung Guo
pp. 1723-1734
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1874
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1630

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1630
Regional Density-aware Data Collection Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Large-scale Wireless Sensor Networks
Eui-Jik Kim, Hyo Hyun Choi, and Jung-Hyok Kwon
pp. 1735-1742
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1865
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1631

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1631
Optimization of a Pre-impact Fall Detection Algorithm and Development of Hip Protection Airbag System
Soonjae Ahn, Dagyeong Choi, Jongman Kim, Seongjung Kim, Youngjae Jeong, Min Jo, and Youngho Kim
pp. 1743-1752
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1876
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1632

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1632
Land Cover Classification of Imagery from Landsat Operational Land Imager Based on Optimum Index Factor
Tri Dev Acharya, In Tae Yang, and Dong Ha Lee
pp. 1753-1764
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1866
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1633

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1633
31.6 pJ/Conversion-step Energy-efficient 16-bit Successive Approximation Register Capacitance-to-digital Converter in a 0.18 μm CMOS Process
Youngwoon Ko, Hyungseup Kim, Yeongjin Mun, Byeoncheol Lee, Gyungtae Kim, Woo Suk Sul, Boung Ju Lee, and Hyoungho Ko
pp. 1765-1773
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1868
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1634

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1634
Respirable Dust Monitoring in Construction Sites and Visualization in Building Information Modeling Using Real-time Sensor Data
Nour Smaoui, Kyungki Kim, Omprakash Gnawali, Young-Joo Lee, and Wonho Suh
pp. 1775-1786
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1871
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1635

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1635
Human Joint Angle Estimation with Multiple-strip E-textile Stretching Sensor
Sang-Ho Han, Mun-Ho Ryu, and Je-Nam Kim
pp. 1787-1793
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1861
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1636

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1636
Novel and Live Tracing Methodology for Power Cables and Transformers Based on Power Line Carrier Signals
Heejung Byun, Sugoog Shon, and Soomi Yang
pp. 1795-1806
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1870
Published on August 15, 2018
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S&M1637

Research Paper of Special Issue

S&M1637
Sensor-based Remote Temperature and Humidity Monitoring Device Embedded in Wheelchair Cushion
Yu-Sheng Yang, Cheng-Tang Pan, and Wen-Hsien Ho
pp. 1807-1814
https://doi.org/10.18494/SAM.2018.1872
Published on August 15, 2018
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