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Recent Patents on Electrical & Electronic Engineering


ISSN (Print): 2213-1116
ISSN (Online): 2213-1132

Recent Patents on Non-Contact Electrodes for Measuring EEG and EKG

Author(s): Colin A. Ross

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2013

Page: [2 - 6] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/2213111611306010002

Price: $65


At present, electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (EKG) recording requires contact electrodes that are inconvenient and time-consuming to apply. Emerging technology based on non-contact electrodes may alter the way such data are gathered in clinical, field and research settings. A number of investigators have demonstrated that clinical- grade EKG and EEG tracings can be obtained using electrodes that make no direct contact with the body. Using noncontact electrodes, an EKG can be taken from outside a person’s clothing. The data can be transmitted wirelessly and stored in a cell phone. This technology is the basis of a number of patents and patents pending. It may also lead to new devices such as a whole body electromagnetic scanner, with potential applications in medicine, anthropology, agriculture, geophysics and nutrition.

Keywords: Electromagnetic fields, electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, non-contact electrodes

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