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A printed, dry electrode frank configuration vest for ambulatory vectorcardiographic monitoring

Paul, Gordon, Torah, Russel, Beeby, Stephen and Tudor, John (2016) A printed, dry electrode frank configuration vest for ambulatory vectorcardiographic monitoring Smart Materials and Structures, pp. 1-9. (doi:10.1088/1361-665X/aa5436).

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This paper describes the design and fabrication of a screen printed network of bio-potential measurement electrodes on a garment, in this case a vest. The electrodes are placed according to the Frank configuration, which allows monitoring of the electrical behavior of the heart in three spatial orientations. The vest is designed to provide stable contact pressure on the electrodes. The electrodes are fabricated from stencil printed carbon loaded rubber and are connected by screen printed silver polymer conductive tracks to an array of vias, which form an electrical connection to the other side of the textile. The vest is tested and compared to Frank configuration recordings that were obtained using standard self-adhesive ECG electrodes. The vest was successfully used to obtain Frank configuration recordings with minimal baseline drift. The vest is fabricated using only technologies found in standard textile production lines and can be used with a reduced setup effort compared to clinical 12-lead examinations.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 December 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 16 December 2016
Organisations: EEE


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Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 16:32

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Author: Gordon Paul
Author: Russel Torah
Author: Stephen Beeby ORCID iD
Author: John Tudor

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