Dr Yang Wei is the Associate Professor in Wearable Technologies at the Department of Engineering, Nottingham Trent University, and the lead of smart wearable research (SWR) group. He has been working in the field of wearable technologies over 12 years and his research interests include wearable medical textiles, MedTech, digital healthcare, smart sensors, functional materials and additive manufacturing.

He is the principal investigator on an EPSRC project, focusing on the development of wearable sleeves to revolutionise the treatment of lymphoedema, and a MedTech project aiming to develop a wearable sensor for monitoring Tuberculosis (TB) infections in both human and animals; co-investigator on a NIHR project to develop a wearable respiratory sensor that provides remote monitoring of respiration continuously. He was also the principal investigator on an innovate project that developed a smart wound dressing which monitors the infection variation during the healing of chronic wounds (e.g. leg ulcers). In addition, he was involved in a range of wearable MedTech projects for stroke rehabilitation, cardiovascular monitoring, brain activity analysis and cancer detection.

Unnecessary hospital visits and readmissions due to poorly managed personal health are major issues. We are here to transform treatments to improve human health through wearable technologies.

Dr Yang Wei

Current Research Areas & Activities

Smart sensors (e.g. physical and chemical sensing)

Wearable medical textiles,

Digital healthcare,

Functional materials,

Additive manufacturing

Specialises in

Medical electronic textile design and characterisation

Printed, flexible and stretchable electronics

Printed, flexible and stretchable electronics

Wireless communication solutions for textile applications (e.g. RFID/NFC)

Additive manufacturing of medical device

Selected Publications

Y Wei, N Gracheva and J Tudor, A study of Eulerian video magnification as a non-invasive method to reveal subtle pulse rate information, In Book: Advances in Computational Intelligence System, 2020.

M Liu, T Ward, H Matos, D Young, Y Wei, J Adams, S Beeby, K Yang, Electronic textiles based wearable electrotherapy for pain relief, Sensors and Actuators A, Physic, 2019.

A Komolafe, R Torah, Y Wei, H Nunes-Matos, M Li, D Hardy, T Dias, J Tudor and S Beeby, Integrating Flexible Filament Circuits for E-Textile Applications, Advanced Materials Technologies, 2019.

R. Torah, Y. Wei, N. Grabham, Y. Li, M. De Vos, T. Todorov, B. Popov, V. Marinov, S. Stoyanov, V. Todorov and J. Tudor, Enabling Technology for Smart Fabric Design and Printing, Journal of Textiles and Fibrous Material, 2019.

K Yang, K Meadmore, C Freeman, N Grabham, AM Hughes, Y Wei, R Torah, M Glanc-Gostkiewicz, S Beeby and J Tudor, Development of user-friendly wearable electronic textiles for healthcare applications, Sensors, 18(8), 2018.