Intelligent Medical Garments Feature Graphene-based ECG Sensors

Intelligent Medical Garments Feature Graphene-based ECG Sensors - Featured Graphene Medical research Special 
 
Researchers from multiple universities have developed an intelligent garment utilizing graphene-functionalized smart-cloth ECG . The results has been a wireless, less invasive way to monitor cardiac patients. 
 
Intelligent Medical Garments Feature Graphene-based ECG Sensors - Featured Graphene Medical research Special

Biopotential signals are recorded mostly by using sticky, pre-gelled electrodes, which are not ideal for wearable, point-of-care monitoring where the usability of the personalized medical device depends critically on the level of comfort and wearability of the electrodes.

The team reports a fully-wearable medical garment for monitoring of cardiac biopotentials from the wrists or the neck with minimum restriction to regular clothing habits. The wearable prototype is based on elastic bands with functionalized, textile electrodes and battery-powered, low-cost for signal acquisition and wireless transmission. Comparison of the electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings obtained from the wearable prototype against conventional wet electrodes indicate excellent conformity and spectral coherence among the two signals. 

Intelligent Medical Garments Feature Graphene-based ECG Sensors - Featured Graphene Medical research Special

Publication Journal: Alkhidir, Tamador et. alIntelligent Medical Garments with Graphene-Functionalized Smart-Cloth ECG Sensors, Sensors, 2017, DOI: 10.3390/s17040875

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