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Human-Computer Interaction. Ambient, Ubiquitous and Intelligent Interaction

Volume 5612 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 778-783

Wearable ECG Monitoring System Using Conductive Fabrics and Active Electrodes

  • Su Ho LeeAffiliated withBrain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine
  • , Seok Myung JungAffiliated withGraduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering Yonsei University
  • , Chung Ki LeeAffiliated withGraduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering Yonsei University
  • , Kee Sam JeongAffiliated withDepartment of Medical Information System, Yongin Songdam College
  • , Gilsoo ChoAffiliated withDepartment of Clothing and Textiles, Yonsei University
  • , Sun K. YooAffiliated withBrain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Yonsei University College of MedicineGraduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering Yonsei UniversityDepartment of Medical Engineering, Yonsei University College of MedicineHuman Identification Research Center, Yonsei University

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to develop nonintrusive type ECG monitoring system based on active electrode with conductive fabric. Our developed electrode can measure ECG signal without the electrolyte gel or the adhesives causing skin trouble. For the stable measurement of ECG signal, the buffer amplifier with high input impedance and the noise bypassing shield with conductive fabric were developed. This system involves real-time ECG signal monitoring, and wireless communication using the Zigbee protocol. We show experimental results for developing wearable ECG monitoring system and demonstrate how it can be applied to the design of nonintrusive electrode with conductive fabric.

Keywords

active electrode conductive fabric wearable ZigBee portable