Design and Development of MWCNTS/PDMS Composite Flexible Dry Electrode and Smart Electronics for Mobile Electrocardiogram Application
Doyeli Chakraborty1, Anjali Kantesariya2, Chanchal Singh3, Kathirvelan.J4
1Doyeli Chakraborty*, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
2Anjali Kantesariya, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
3Chanchal Singh, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
4Kathirvelan.J, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore.
Manuscript received on September 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 4525-4528 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L35401081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3540.1081219
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Abstract: In this work, we have designed and developed MWCNTs based ECG electrodes that are versatile, skin friendly, flexible and waterproof thus helpful in better acquisition of ECG signals compared with the traditional electrodes available in the market. Thick film fabrication technology has been employed in developing the electrodes. Due to advancement in nanotechnology, we have reduced the dimensions, cost, and power requirement of the electrodes. We have used multiwalled carbonnanotubes (MWCNTs) / Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite material for developing the electrodes. These electrodes will provide higher performance over typical electrodes and yet another important factor is that these electrodes are waterproof. We have also developed smart electronics circuit for interfacing the proposed MWCNTs/PDMS composite ECG electrode with android phones for mobile ECG application.
Keywords: ECG Electrode, Carbon Nanotube, Polydimethylsiloxane(PDMS).
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology