Browse DORAS
Browse Theses
Search
Latest Additions
Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed for use under a:

Wearable chemical sensors: characterization of ECG electrodes with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

Deignan, Jennifer and McBrearty, Michael and Monedero, Javier and Coyle, Shirley and O'Gorman, Donal and Diamond, Dermot (2016) Wearable chemical sensors: characterization of ECG electrodes with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. In: 1st Brazil Ireland Science Week, 23-26 Feb 2015, Dublin, Ireland.

Full text available as:

[img]PDF (Textile Heartrate Sensors) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
4Mb

Abstract

Wearable monitoring systems have flooded the health and sports industry in recent years. Heart rate monitors have taken many forms, relying on a wide variety of different measurement techniques to measure the heart rate signal [1-3]. Despite these recent advancements, commercially available systems still require improvements in many aspects, including battery life, wearability and signal acquisition to become reliable monitoring systems that are comparable to current inpatient monitoring techniques [4]. Standard Ag/AgCl disposable monitoring electrodes rely on a reduction-oxidation reaction to produce clear, reliable electrocardiogram (ECG) signal for inpatient monitoring [5], however, these electrodes are not suitable for athletic monitoring in real-time, most notably for the difficulty of use. A series of non-motion electrochemical impedance experiments were conducted in order to determine the charge transfer resistance of various types of heart rate monitoring electrodes with respect to temperature. In these experiments, a textile electrode is compared against a solid-gel Ag/AgCl single use monitoring electrode, which are used as the gold standard for non-motion measurements. The test method created here will serve as a basis to evaluate future heart rate monitoring electrodes in both motion and non-motion applications.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Subjects:Medical Sciences > Exercise
Physical Sciences > Electrochemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemistry
Medical Sciences > Sports sciences
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Health and Human Performance
Research Initiatives and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science foundation Ireland under the Insight initiative, grant SFI/12/RC/2289 and IRSES-GA-2010-269302.
ID Code:20554
Deposited On:14 Apr 2015 10:57 by Ms Jennifer Deignan. Last Modified 31 Dec 2016 01:02

Download statistics

Archive Staff Only: edit this record