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Textile electrodes - An alternative as ECG electrodes in home health care?
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5997-3294
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering.
2006 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The use of electrocardiogram (ECG) is a well known and widely used method. However, when the home health care is expanding, new demands for ECG equipment is seen. It would be desirable if electrodes would be more comfortable to use, especially for long-time registrations. The contact between electrodes and skin becomes worse with time and electrodes can also irritate the skin. With textile technology of today, yarns can be created with leading materials [1]. Thin threads of metal are spun into yarn and can be used for weaving or knitting fabrics. These fabrics can be used as electrodes for ECG registration, with the advantage of textile properties. By integrating such electrodes in clothes, the electrodes could become more wearable and more suitable for some ECG registrations [2, 3, 4] . The difficulty of distinguishing QRS-complexes will be used for studying signals from textile electrodes. In this study, three different textile sensors was compared in order to investigate influences in the ECG signal caused by material, size or structure. Such influences could contaminate the signal with different types of noise and make it difficult to distinguish the characteristics of the ECG [5].

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2006. 141-142 p.
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Other Medical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122137OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-122137DiVA: diva2:861985
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6th Nordic Conference on eHealth and Telemedicine
Available from: 2015-10-20 Created: 2015-10-20 Last updated: 2015-10-27

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