Inflatable belt for the application of electrode arrays

R. J. Sadleir, R. A. Fox, V. F. Turner

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Abstract

A prototype device for application of a multiple electrode array to the human abdomen is described and assessed. The device consists of a segmented pneumatic (PVC) belt that, upon inflation, presses electrodes onto the skin simultaneously and with predetermined relative spacings. A single belt can fit a wide range of subject sizes and is comfortable for subjects to wear. It may be useful under conditions where the time taken to attach electrodes is crucial—as in hospital emergency ward applications, and where the maintenance of constant relative electrode spacings is important. The noise performance of these electrodes was only slightly poorer than that obtained using adhesive ECG electrodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-535
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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