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Introduction to EU-H2020 project WEARPLEX: wearable multiplexed biomedical electrodes - alpha results

Introduction to EU-H2020 project WEARPLEX: wearable multiplexed biomedical electrodes - alpha results
Introduction to EU-H2020 project WEARPLEX: wearable multiplexed biomedical electrodes - alpha results
WEARPLEX is a multidisciplinary research and innovation action with the overall aim to integrate printed electronics with flexible and wearable textile-based biomedical multi-pad electrodes. It aims to answer the growing need for user-friendly electrodes for pervasive measurement of electrophysiological signals and application of electrical stimulation. It focuses on the development of the printable electronics and manufacturing processes for stretchable textile based multi-pad electrodes with integrated logic circuits that enable a significant increase in the number of electrode pads (channels) and facilitate the creation of new products in the sectors of medical electronics and life-style. The advanced printed electronics integrated in WEARPLEX electrodes will allow the individual pads to be connected in arbitrary configurations to the output leads of the electrode. Therefore, the pads will be flexibly organized into several virtual electrodes of arbitrary position, shape and size that can be connected to any standard multi-channel recording and stimulation system. In addition, software methods will be developed for automatic calibration of these virtual electrodes, to detect stimulation/recording hotspots and adjust the virtual electrodes accordingly. Therefore, the WEARPLEX project will lead to a new generation of smart electrodes that will be able to adapt simultaneously to the user (wearable and stretchable garment), recording/stimulation scenario (movement type and target muscles) and recording/stimulation system (number of channels). This is a paradigm shift in designing the recording and stimulation systems, as the switching electronics is shifted from the custom-made stimulator/recording device to the smart electrode, leading to a universal solution compatible with any system.
WEARPLEX is funded under the EU Horizon2020 call ICT-02-2018, the work program is over 3 years starting on the 1st of January 2019; this abstract is therefore an opportunity to introduce the project to the community and discuss research directions and present the early results for the project and examples of the Alpha demonstrators from our recent workshop.
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Torah, Russel, Beeby, Stephen, Komolafe, Abiodun, Dosen, Strahinja, Spaich, Erika, Kostic, Milos, Strbac, Matija, Keller, Thierry, Perinka, Nikola, Lanceros-Mendez, Senentxu, Pelaez Murciego, Luis, Andersson Ersman, Peter, Mulla, Yusuf, Hubler, Arved, Polomoshnov, Maxim, Wendelbo, Rune, Motealleh, Azadeh, Chardonnens, Severine, Junker, Katja, Tauriainen, Antti, Isotalo, Jenni and Aalpoel, Roelof (2020) Introduction to EU-H2020 project WEARPLEX: wearable multiplexed biomedical electrodes - alpha results. Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2020), , Cambridge, United Kingdom. 20 pp .

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Abstract

WEARPLEX is a multidisciplinary research and innovation action with the overall aim to integrate printed electronics with flexible and wearable textile-based biomedical multi-pad electrodes. It aims to answer the growing need for user-friendly electrodes for pervasive measurement of electrophysiological signals and application of electrical stimulation. It focuses on the development of the printable electronics and manufacturing processes for stretchable textile based multi-pad electrodes with integrated logic circuits that enable a significant increase in the number of electrode pads (channels) and facilitate the creation of new products in the sectors of medical electronics and life-style. The advanced printed electronics integrated in WEARPLEX electrodes will allow the individual pads to be connected in arbitrary configurations to the output leads of the electrode. Therefore, the pads will be flexibly organized into several virtual electrodes of arbitrary position, shape and size that can be connected to any standard multi-channel recording and stimulation system. In addition, software methods will be developed for automatic calibration of these virtual electrodes, to detect stimulation/recording hotspots and adjust the virtual electrodes accordingly. Therefore, the WEARPLEX project will lead to a new generation of smart electrodes that will be able to adapt simultaneously to the user (wearable and stretchable garment), recording/stimulation scenario (movement type and target muscles) and recording/stimulation system (number of channels). This is a paradigm shift in designing the recording and stimulation systems, as the switching electronics is shifted from the custom-made stimulator/recording device to the smart electrode, leading to a universal solution compatible with any system.
WEARPLEX is funded under the EU Horizon2020 call ICT-02-2018, the work program is over 3 years starting on the 1st of January 2019; this abstract is therefore an opportunity to introduce the project to the community and discuss research directions and present the early results for the project and examples of the Alpha demonstrators from our recent workshop.

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Published date: 22 January 2020
Venue - Dates: Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2020), , Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2020-01-21

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Local EPrints ID: 446278
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446278
PURE UUID: 17565247-5a42-4a37-a52e-9f74ba14e25b
ORCID for Russel Torah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5598-2860
ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Author: Russel Torah ORCID iD
Author: Stephen Beeby ORCID iD
Author: Abiodun Komolafe
Author: Strahinja Dosen
Author: Erika Spaich
Author: Milos Kostic
Author: Matija Strbac
Author: Thierry Keller
Author: Nikola Perinka
Author: Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
Author: Luis Pelaez Murciego
Author: Peter Andersson Ersman
Author: Yusuf Mulla
Author: Arved Hubler
Author: Maxim Polomoshnov
Author: Rune Wendelbo
Author: Azadeh Motealleh
Author: Severine Chardonnens
Author: Katja Junker
Author: Antti Tauriainen
Author: Jenni Isotalo
Author: Roelof Aalpoel

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