Graphene textile smart clothing for wearable cardiac monitoring

Acar, Gizem (2019) Graphene textile smart clothing for wearable cardiac monitoring. [Thesis]

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Wearable electronics is a rapidly growing field that recently started to introduce successful commercial products into the consumer electronics market. Employment of biopotential signals in wearable systems as either biofeedbacks or control commands are expected to revolutionize many technologies including point of care health monitoring systems, rehabilitation devices, human–computer/machine interfaces (HCI/HMIs), and brain–computer interfaces (BCIs). Since electrodes are regarded as a decisive part of such products, they have been studied for almost a decade now, resulting in the emergence of textile electrodes. This study reports on the synthesis and application of graphene nanotextiles for the development of wearable electrocardiography (ECG) sensors for personalized health monitoring applications. In this study, we show for the first time that the electrocardiogram was successfully obtained with graphene textiles placed on a single arm. The use of only one elastic armband, and an “all-textile-approach” facilitates seamless heart monitoring with maximum comfort to the wearer. The functionality of graphene textiles produced using dip coating and stencil printing techniques has been demonstrated by the non-invasive measurement of ECG signals, up to 98% excellent correlation with conventional pre-gelled, wet, silver/silver-chloride (Ag / AgCl) electrodes. Heart rate have been successfully determined with ECG signals obtained in different situations. The system-level integration and holistic design approach presented here will be effective for developing the latest technology in wearable heart monitoring devices.
Item Type: Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wearable electronics. -- Graphene. -- Textile. -- ECG. -- IoT. -- m-health. -- e-textile. -- Biopotential. -- Electrode. -- Health monitoring. -- Flexible. -- Stencil printing. -- Dip coating. -- Giyilebilir elektronikler. -- Grafen. -- Tekstil. -- EKG. -- IOT. -- HCI. -- E-tekstil. -- Biyopotansiyel. -- Elektrot. -- Sağlık izleme. -- Esnek. -- Şablon baskı. -- Daldırma kaplama.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Electronics
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: IC-Cataloging
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2020 14:04
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 10:32

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