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Multifunctional materials for implantable and wearable photonic healthcare devices

Title
Multifunctional materials for implantable and wearable photonic healthcare devices
Authors
Lee, Geon-HuiMoon, HanulKim, HyeminLee, Gae HwangKwon, WoosungYoo, SeunghyupMyung, DavidYun, Seok HyunBao, ZhenanHahn, Sei Kwang
Date Issued
2020-01
Publisher
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Abstract
Numerous light-based diagnostic and therapeutic devices are routinely used in the clinic. These devices have a familiar look as items plugged in the wall or placed at patients' bedsides, but recently, many new ideas have been proposed for the realization of implantable or wearable functional devices. Many advances are being fuelled by the development of multifunctional materials for photonic healthcare devices. However, the finite depth of light penetration in the body is still a serious constraint for their clinical applications. In this Review, we discuss the basic concepts and some examples of state-of-the-art implantable and wearable photonic healthcare devices for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. First, we describe emerging multifunctional materials critical to the advent of next-generation implantable and wearable photonic healthcare devices and discuss the path for their clinical translation. Then, we examine implantable photonic healthcare devices in terms of their properties and diagnostic and therapeutic functions. We next describe exemplary cases of noninvasive, wearable photonic healthcare devices across different anatomical applications. Finally, we discuss the future research directions for the field, in particular regarding mobile healthcare and personalized medicine. Multifunctional materials are critical to enable next-generation implantable and wearable photonic healthcare devices. This Review examines these emerging materials and discusses the path for their clinical translation, along with the future research directions for the field, particularly regarding mobile healthcare and personalized medicine.
Keywords
Diagnosis; Health care; Wearable technology; Clinical application; Clinical translation; Functional devices; Future research directions; Multi-functional materials; Personalized medicines; Therapeutic Application; Therapeutic functions; Photonic devices
URI
https://oasis.postech.ac.kr/handle/2014.oak/101628
ISSN
2058-8437
Article Type
Article
Citation
NATURE REVIEWS MATERIALS, vol. 5, no. 2, page. 149 - 165, 2020-01
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