Dedicated Systems for Surface Electropotential Evaluation in the Detection and Diagnosis of Neoplasia

  • Mark L. Faupel
  • Yu-Sheng Hsu
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)


The key to effective measurement and analysis of direct current (dc) skin potentials is absolute maintenance of signal integrity from the skin surface to the signal processing components of the computer’s central processor [1]. This is critical because of the inherent low amplitude of biological dc potentials. At any point in the electronic path from skin sensor to device, potential exists for noise to intrude upon signal, thereby degrading diagnostically useful information. The central themes of this chapter are the design considerations of system components necessary for keeping noise to a minimum, and methods used to extract the critical diagnostic features from the resultant dc potentials.


Decision Matrix Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline Sensor Element Skin Sensor Johnson Noise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark L. Faupel
    • 1
  • Yu-Sheng Hsu
    • 2
  1. 1.Boyd Graduate Studies, Research CenterThe University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Department of Math and Computer ScienceGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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