Inkjet printed ECG electrodes for long term biosignal monitoring in personalized and ubiquitous healthcare

Batchelor, John C. and Casson, A.J. (2015) Inkjet printed ECG electrodes for long term biosignal monitoring in personalized and ubiquitous healthcare. In: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 25-29 August 2015, Milan. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper investigates the performance of inkjet printed electrodes for electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring in personalized and ubiquitous healthcare. As a rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing approach, inkjet printing can allow personalization of electrode sizes and shapes and can be used with a range of substrates to achieve good long term connections to the skin. We compare the performance of two types of inkjet electrodes printed using different substrates. Results demonstrate that both new electrodes can record ECG information, with comparable signal-to-noise ratios to conventional Ag/AgCl electrodes. The time-frequency decomposition of the collected signals is also explored.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Speech)
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Adaptive Assistive Rehabilitative Technology: Beyond the Clinic (AART-BC)
Uncontrolled keywords: bioelectric potentials; biomedical electrodes; electrocardiography; health care; ink jet printing; medical signal processing; patient monitoring skin; three-dimensional printing; ubiquitous computing; ECG information recording; additive manufacturing approach; electrocardiogram; inkjet printed ECG electrodes; long term biosignal monitoring; personalized healthcare; rapid prototyping; signal-to-noise ratios; skin; time-frequency decomposition; ubiquitous healthcare
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2016 17:56 UTC
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