Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Surface modification of textile electrodes to improve electrocardiography signals in wearable smart garment
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. (Textile technology)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1044-5129
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0416-2926
Rise Acreo.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4369-9304
2019 (English)In: Journal of materials science. Materials in electronics, ISSN 0957-4522, E-ISSN 1573-482X, Vol. 30, no 17, p. 16666-16675Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sustainable development
According to the author(s), the content of this publication falls within the area of sustainable development.
Abstract [en]

Recording high quality biosignals by dry textile electrodes is a common challenge in medical health monitoring garments. The aim of this study was to improve skin–electrode interface and enhance the quality of recorded electrocardiography (ECG) signals by modification of textile electrodes embedded in WearItMed smart garment. The garment has been developed for long-term health monitoring in patients suffering from epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. A skin-friendly electro-conductive elastic paste was formulated to coat and modify the surface of the knitted textile electrodes. The modifications improved the surface characteristics of the electrodes by promoting a more effective contact area between skin and electrode owing to a more even surface, fewer pores, greater surface stability against touch, and introduction of humidity barrier properties. The modifications decreased the skin–electrode contact impedance, and consequently improved the recorded ECG signals obviously when low pressure was applied to the electrodes, therefore contributed to greater patient comfort. The created contact surface allowed the natural humidity of the skin/sweat to ease the signal transfer between the electrode and the body, while introducing a shorter settling time and retaining moisture over a longer time. Microscopic images, ECG signal measurements, electrode–skin contact impedance at different pressures and times, and water absorbency were measured and reported.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. Vol. 30, no 17, p. 16666-16675
Keywords [en]
textile electrode, smart textile, ECG garment, surface modification
National Category
Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-21727DOI: 10.1007/s10854-019-02047-9Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85071499887OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-21727DiVA, id: diva2:1351309
Projects
WearItMed
Funder
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research Available from: 2019-09-13 Created: 2019-09-13 Last updated: 2019-09-17

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1811 kB)6 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1811 kBChecksum SHA-512
8bd616e5c707cc87372f2e88f677611c25787c167280bbc85e5cfc8b6ba4300351910ad4312e459ed92e0b0374f6f8ecee027c7ae1594eaa4fcc7e7c0bc1c344
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Soroudi, AzadehHernández, NiinaNierstrasz, Vincent

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Soroudi, AzadehHernández, NiinaNierstrasz, Vincent
By organisation
Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business
In the same journal
Journal of materials science. Materials in electronics
Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 6 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 23 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf