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ENOBIO - First Tests of a Dry Electrophysiology Electrode Using Carbon Nanotubes

Ruffini, Giulio, Dunne, Stephen, Farres, Esteve, Watts, Paul C P, Mendoza, Ernest, Silva, S Ravi P, Grau, Carles, Marco-Pallares, Josep, Fuentemilla, Lluis and Vandecasteele, Bjorn (2006) ENOBIO - First Tests of a Dry Electrophysiology Electrode Using Carbon Nanotubes


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We describe the development and first tests of ENOBIO, a dry electrode sensor concept for biopotential applications. In the proposed electrodes the tip of the electrode is covered with a forest of multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) that can be coated with Ag/AgCl to provide ionic–electronic transduction. The CNT brushlike structure is to penetrate the outer layers of the skin improving electrical contact as well as increase the contact surface area. In this paper we report the results of the first tests of this concept—immersion on saline solution and pig skin signal detection. These indicate performance on a par with state of the art researchoriented wet electrodes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Authors :
Ruffini, Giulio
Dunne, Stephen
Farres, Esteve
Watts, Paul C P
Mendoza, Ernest
Silva, S Ravi
Grau, Carles
Marco-Pallares, Josep
Fuentemilla, Lluis
Vandecasteele, Bjorn
Date : 1 January 2006
Additional Information : Ruffini, G., Dunne, S., Farres, E., Watts, P. C. P., Mendoza, E., Silva, S. R. P., Grau, C., Marco-Pallares, J., Fuentemilla, L., and Vandecasteele, B. (2006) ENOBIO - First Tests of a Dry Electrophysiology Electrode Using Carbon Nanotubes. 28th IEEE EMBS Annual International Conference. ©2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:39
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:06

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