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Conference Proceedings

Authors

Dermot Diamond
Donal O'Gorman
Shirley Coyle
Javier Monedero
Michael McBrearty
Jennifer Deignan

Subjects

Chemistry

Topics
health oxidation reduction reaction exercise electrochemical impedance spectroscopy chemistry sports sciences heart rate electrochemistry

Characterization of heart rate electrodes using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (2014)

Abstract Wearable monitoring systems have flooded the health and sports industry in recent years. Heart rate monitors have taken many forms, relying on a wide variety of different measurement techniques to measure the heart rate signal.1-3 Despite these recent advancements, commercially available systems still require improvements in many aspects, including battery life, wearability and signal acquisition to become reliable monitoring systems, that meet current inpatient monitoring.4 Standard Ag/AgCl disposable monitoring electrodes rely on a reduction-oxidation reaction to produce clear, reliable electrocardiogram (ECG) signal for inpatient monitoring5, however, these electrodes are not suitable for athletic monitoring in real-time, most notably for the difficulty of use. A series of non-motion electrochemical impedance experiments were conducted in order to determine the charge transfer resistance of various types of heart rate monitoring electrodes with respect to temperature. In these experiments, a textile electrode is compared against two types of solid-gel Ag/AgCl single use monitoring electrodes, which are used as the gold standard for non-motion measurements. The test method created here will serve as a basis to evaluate future heart rate monitoring electrodes in both motion and non-motion applications. 1 http://wellograph.com/. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 2 http://www.lg.com/us/fitness-activity-trackers/lg-FR74-heart-rate-monitor. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 3 http://www.polar.com/en. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 4 Pantelopoulos, A., & Bourbakis, N. G. (2010). A Survey on Wearable Sensor-Based Systems for Health Monitoring and Prognosis. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, 40(1), 1–12. 5 Chi, Y. M., Jung, T.-P., & Cauwenberghs, G. (2010). Dry-Contact and Noncontact Biopotential Electrodes: Methodological Review. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 3, 106–119.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Health
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Sports sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health: School of Chemical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Chemistry
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Electrochemistry
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Exercise
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health: School of Health and Human Performance

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Diamond, Donal O'Gorman, Shirley Coyle, Javier Monedero, Michael McBrearty, Jennifer Deignan

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