Wearable ECG monitoring is regarded as one of the most essential part in the ubiquitous healthcare environment and subsequently day-life monitoring of a heart condition has been pursued especially for the elder people. However, there are many problems to accomplish this task such as; i) implementation of long-term monitoring device, ii) development of non-irritating electrode on skin and iii) stable signal acquisition. With these aims, we have focused on implementing a non-irritating electrode with an endurable monitoring device for day-life. To accomplish our tasks, we basically developed four different types of textile electrodes that are adapted by both shape and the composed material; flat or convex shape and Ag-conductive paste material or not. It turns out to be that a convex shape and Ag-paste textile electrode has the best performance in terms of both signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and Impedance/Phase characteristics. Furthermore, ECG amplifier (35 mm) has developed to resolve the ECG signal and transfer the signal to desktop computing device or portable one by RF serial communication.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Transactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Jun|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering