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New Directions in Sensor Research: A Bibliometric Analysis for Detecting Emerging Research Fields and New Technological Trajectories

Version 1 : Received: 19 September 2021 / Approved: 20 September 2021 / Online: 20 September 2021 (12:19:44 CEST)

How to cite: Coccia, M.; Roshani, S.; Mosleh, M. New Directions in Sensor Research: A Bibliometric Analysis for Detecting Emerging Research Fields and New Technological Trajectories. Preprints 2021, 2021090330 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0330.v1). Coccia, M.; Roshani, S.; Mosleh, M. New Directions in Sensor Research: A Bibliometric Analysis for Detecting Emerging Research Fields and New Technological Trajectories. Preprints 2021, 2021090330 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0330.v1).

Abstract

The fundamental question in the field of sensor research is new directions of scientific fields, which play a vital role in the progress of science and technology. This study confronts this question here by developing a bibliometric analysis, which endeavors to explain the evolution of sensor research and new technologies that are critical to science and society. The database of Scopus concerning scientific documents and patents is used for statistical and computational analyses in these topics. Results suggest that emerging technological trajectories in sensors are wireless sensor networks, wearable sensors and biosensors. Main characteristics of these growing research fields and technologies in sensors are described for fruitful implications of research and innovation policy directed to science advances and technological change in society.

Keywords

Sensors; Sensor research; Research fields; Technological trajectories; Biosensors; Wearable sensors; Wireless sensor network; Evolution of science; Dynamics of science; Scientific development

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