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Studying the performance of conductive polymer films as textile electrodes for electrical bioimpedance measurements
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Medical Engineering, Medical sensors, signals and systems.
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2013 (English)In: XV International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance (ICEBI) & XIV Conference on Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), 2013, Vol. 434, no 1, 012027- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the goal of finding novel biocompatible materials suitable to replace silver in the manufacturing of textile electrodes for medical applications of electrical bioimpedance spectroscopy, three different polymeric materials have been investigated. Films have been prepared from different polymeric materials and custom bracelets have been confectioned with them. Tetrapolar total right side electrical bioimpedance spectroscopy (EBIS) measurements have been performed with polymer and with standard gel electrodes. The performance of the polymer films was compared against the performance of the gel electrodes. The results indicated that only the polypropylene 1380 could produce EBIS measurements but remarkably tainted with high frequency artefacts. The influence of the electrode mismatch, stray capacitances and large electrode polarization impedance are unclear and they need to be clarified with further studies. If sensorized garments could be made with such biocompatible polymeric materials the burden of considering textrodes class III devices could be avoided.

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2013. Vol. 434, no 1, 012027- p.
, Journal of Physics Conference Series, ISSN 1742-6588 ; 434:1
Keyword [en]
Conductive polymer films, Electrical bio-impedance, Electrode polarizations, Stray capacitances, Tetrapolar, Textile electrodes, Biological materials, Electric impedance, Electric impedance tomography, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Electrodes, Medical applications, Polymer films, Polypropylenes, Textiles, Functional polymers
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Medical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134471DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/434/1/012027ISI: 000326512200027ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877349664OAI: diva2:677291
15th International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance, ICEBI 2013 and 14th Conference on Electrical Impedance Tomography, EIT 2013, 22 April 2013 through 25 April 2013, Heilbad Heiligenstadt

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Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-11-25 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved

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