Introductory talk: Vital sensing from body surface and fingertip - from material to market

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The percentage of the population aged 65 and over in Japan reached 28.1% in 2018 and is expected 35.3% in 2040. Medical expenses have also increased sharply with this super-aging society, and in 2017, lifetime medical expenses reached 27 million yen per person, and over 75 years old spent 40 million yen, which is 40% of lifetime medical expenses. Therefore, especially for the elderly, it is required that vital signs such as pulse, respiration, body temperature, and blood pressure be continuously recorded in daily life and utilized for health management. At present, many wearable healthcare devices including a wristband type, are developed and sold, and the number of users is gradually increasing. Considering this situation, the leading experts will talk about the current situation of the sensor device and the market regarding "continuous vital sensing from body surface and fingertips," and we will discuss issues and solutions in this OS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147
Number of pages1
JournalTransactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering


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