An analog front-end enables electrical impedance spectroscopy system on-chip for biomedical applications
2008 (English)In: Physiological Measurement, ISSN 0967-3334, E-ISSN 1361-6579, Vol. 29, no 6, S267-78 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The increasing number of applications of electrical bioimpedance measurements in biomedical practice, together with continuous advances in textile technology, has encouraged several researchers to make the first attempts to develop portable, even wearable, electrical bioimpedance measurement systems. The main target of these systems is personal and home monitoring. Analog Devices has made available AD5933, a new system-on-chip fully integrated electrical impedance spectrometer, which might allow the implementation of minimum-size instrumentation for electrical bioimpedance measurements. However, AD5933 as such is not suitable for most applications of electrical bioimpedance. In this work, we present a relatively simple analog front-end that adapts AD5933 to a four-electrode strategy, allowing its use in biomedical applications for the first time. The resulting impedance measurements exhibit a very good performance in aspects like load dynamic range and accuracy. This type of minimum-size, system-on-chip-based bioimpedance measurement system would lead researchers to develop and implement light and wearable electrical bioimpedance systems for home and personal health monitoring applications, a new and huge niche for medical technology development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), 2008. Vol. 29, no 6, S267-78 p.
electrical bioimpedance spectroscopy; system-on-chip; four-electrode method
Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-73057DOI: 10.1088/0967-3334/29/6/S23ISI: 000257167200024PubMedID: 18544823OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-73057DiVA: diva2:488598
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