Performance analysis of novel flexible electrodes for wearable ECG/heart rate monitoring

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    Abstrakti

    The development of manufacturing methods has made it possible to add metal materials as flexible electrodes into wearables. This paper presents effective methods of manufacturing custom electrodes that give reliable ECG/HR signal and maintain textile comfort. Screen-printing, micro etching and electro plating have been used to make dry electrodes that are integrated into common types of heart rate straps. Each manufacturing method of dry electrodes is related to single electrode material. The effects of different materials on signal quality are investigated. Tested materials were platinum, silver ink and stainless steel. These heart rate straps were used during rest condition, cycling, walking and running. Ten users were included (7 male and 3 female) and were measured during physical activity. Electrode performance was measured and signals were compared simultaneously with silver/silver chloride gel electrodes. In this study, platinum has the smallest signal error; therefore, it is the most appropriate of the tested materials. Followed by Ag ink, disposable Ag/AgCl and lastly stainless steel. The results obtained during exercise indicate that, all of the tested materials worked reliably with these activities and there is no statistical difference between them. The HR error % in all materials was below 20%, which was considered the limit for reliability. It can be concluded that their signal measurement reliability is adequate for sportswear and health care applications. These electrodes did not rub or the edges scratched the skin. The additional result is that they are reasonably comfortable to wear during exercising.

    AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
    OtsikkoEMBEC 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
    KustantajaSpringer Verlag
    Sivut237-240
    Sivumäärä4
    ISBN (painettu)9789811051210
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2018
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
    TapahtumaJoint Conference of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC) and the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics (NBC) -
    Kesto: 1 tammik. 1900 → …

    Julkaisusarja

    NimiIFMBE Proceedings
    Vuosikerta65
    ISSN (painettu)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)
    Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …

    Julkaisufoorumi-taso

    • Jufo-taso 1

    !!ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Bioengineering

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