Recent advances in wearable sensing technologies

Alfredo J. Perez, Sherali Zeadally

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Wearable sensing technologies are having a worldwide impact on the creation of novel business opportunities and application services that are benefiting the common citizen. By using these technologies, people have transformed the way they live, interact with each other and their surroundings, their daily routines, and how they monitor their health conditions. We review recent advances in the area of wearable sensing technologies, focusing on aspects such as sensor technologies, communication infrastructures, service infrastructures, security, and privacy. We also review the use of consumer wearables during the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and we discuss open challenges that must be addressed to further improve the efficacy of wearable sensing systems in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6828
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant award No. 1950416.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.


  • COVID-19
  • Crowdsensing
  • Energy
  • Financial technology
  • Fitness
  • Internet of Things
  • M-health
  • Mobile payments
  • Privacy
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Security
  • Sensing
  • Smartphones
  • Wearables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biochemistry


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