Noncontact ECG system for unobtrusive long-term monitoring.

Author: McDonald NJ, Anumula HA, Duff E, Soussou W.
Conference/Journal: Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.
Date published: 2012 Aug
Other: Volume ID: 2012 , Pages: 1614-8 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346254 , Word Count: 128

This paper describes measurements made using an ECG system with QUASAR's capacitive bioelectrodes integrated into a pad system that is placed over a chair. QUASAR's capacitive bioelectrode has the property of measuring bioelectric potentials at a small separation from the body. This enables the measurement of ECG signals through fabric, without the removal of clothing or preparation of skin. The ECG was measured through the subject's clothing while the subject sat in the chair without any supporting action from the subject. The ECG pad system is an example of a high compliance system that places minimal requirements upon the subject and, consequently, can be used to generate a long-term record from ECG segments collected on a daily basis, providing valuable information on long-term trends in cardiac health.
PMID: 23366215