Intelligent medical garments with graphene-functionalized smart-cloth ECG sensors

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Kaya Yapıcı, Murat and Alkhidir, Tamador (2017) Intelligent medical garments with graphene-functionalized smart-cloth ECG sensors. Sensors, 17 (4). ISSN 1424-8220

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s17040875


Biopotential signals are recorded mostly by using sticky, pre-gelled electrodes, which are not ideal for wearable, point-of-care monitoring where the usability of the personalized medical device depends critically on the level of comfort and wearability of the electrodes. We report a fully-wearable medical garment for mobile monitoring of cardiac biopotentials from the wrists or the neck with minimum restriction to regular clothing habits. The wearable prototype is based on elastic bands with graphene functionalized, textile electrodes and battery-powered, low-cost electronics for signal acquisition and wireless transmission. Comparison of the electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings obtained from the wearable prototype against conventional wet electrodes indicate excellent conformity and spectral coherence among the two signals.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Arrhytmia; Conductive textile; ECG electrode; Electrocardiogram; Graphene; Medical garment; MHealth; Smart fabric; Wearable sensor; Wristband
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R856-857 Biomedical engineering. Electronics. Instrumentation
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T174.7 Nanotechnology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R855-855.5 Medical technology
ID Code:31313
Deposited By:Murat Kaya Yapıcı
Deposited On:09 May 2017 11:27
Last Modified:09 May 2017 11:27

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