Wearable Textile Electrodes for ECG Measurement

Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2013;11(5):410-414 DOI 10.15598/aeee.v11i5.889

 

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Journal Title: Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

ISSN: 1336-1376 (Print); 1804-3119 (Online)

Publisher: VSB-Technical University of Ostrava

Society/Institution: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering

Country of publisher: Czech Republic

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Lukas Vojtech
Radoslav Bortel
Marek Neruda
Milos Kozak

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Time From Submission to Publication: 25 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most important parameters for monitoring of the physiological state of a person. Currently available systems for ECG monitoring are both stationary and wearable, but the comfort of the monitored person is not at a satisfactory level because these systems are not part of standard clothing. This article is therefore devoted to the development and measurement of wearable textile electrodes for ECG measurement device with high comfort for the user. The electrode material is made of electrically conductive textile. This creates a textile composite that guarantees high comfort for the user while ensuring good quality of ECG measurements. The composite is implemented by a carrier (a T-shirt with flame retardant) and sensing electrodes embroidered with yarn based on a mixture of polyester coated with silver nanoparticles and cotton. The electrodes not only provide great comfort but are also antibacterial and antiallergic due to silver nanoparticles.<br />