Recent Progress of Biomedical Processor SoC for Wearable Healthcare Application: A Review

Masahiko YOSHIMOTO  Shintaro IZUMI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E102-C   No.4   pp.245-259
Publication Date: 2019/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.2018CDI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Solid-State Circuit Design — Architecture, Circuit, Device and Design Methodology)
healthcare,  low-power,  SoC,  wearable,  

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This paper surveys advances in biomedical processor SoC technology for healthcare application and reviews state-of-the-art architecture and circuits used in SoC integration. Particularly, this paper categorizes and describes techniques for improving power efficiency in communication, computation, and sensing. Additionally, it surveys accuracy enhancement techniques for bio-signal measurement and recognition. Finally, we have discussed the potential new directions for development as well as research.