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ENOBIO - First tests of a dry electrophysiology electrode using carbon nanotubes

Ruffini, G, Dunne, S, Farrés, E, Watts, PCP, Mendoza, E, Silva, SRP, Grau, C, Marco-Pallarés, J, Fuentemilla, L and Vandecasteele, B (2006) ENOBIO - First tests of a dry electrophysiology electrode using carbon nanotubes Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings. pp. 1826-1829.

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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 brush-like 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 research-oriented wet electrodes. © 2006 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Ruffini, G
Dunne, S
Farrés, E
Watts, PCP
Mendoza, E
Grau, C
Marco-Pallarés, J
Fuentemilla, L
Vandecasteele, B
Date : 1 December 2006
DOI : 10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259248
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:23
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:08

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