Dry electrode sizes in recording ECG and heart rate in wearable applications

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    Abstract

    The rise of wearable electronics is paving the way for textile integrated sensor applications. ECG and heart rate monitoring are common in health care and consumer applications, respectively. In short term monitoring Ag/AgCl, conductive polymer or fabric electrodes can be used. In long term monitoring the electrolyte and adhesives may cause skin irritation, therefore textile integrated skin friendly dry electrodes may be a solution. The electrodes need to be cost-effective, easy to integrate, need no special care from the user and perform well. Conductive polymer and textile used in sports applications perform poorly when used without electrolyte. Stainless steel is common, affordable, easy to process, biocompatible (selected alloys), and provides adequate ECG quality. In this paper, we study different size stainless steel dry electrodes in ECG and heart rate monitoring and compare those with commercial disposable Ag/AgCl electrodes. The results show that stainless steel dry electrodes performed well throughout the tested activities if the circular electrode diameter was 20 mm or larger.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEMBEC and NBC 2017 - Joint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference EMBEC 2017 and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, NBC 2017
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages735-738
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9789811051210
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC) -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    NameIFMBE Proceedings
    Volume65
    ISSN (Print)1680-0737

    Conference

    ConferenceJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC)
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Keywords

    • Dry electrodes
    • ECG
    • Electrode size
    • Heart rate
    • Stainless steel

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Bioengineering

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