WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY - Development of Polypyrrole Textile Electrodes for Electromyography

S. Rodrigues, R. Miguel, J. Lucas, C. Gaiolas, P. Araújo, N. Reis

Abstract

Following the work already done, in particular the “textile arm" by the authors, incorporating metallic filaments in the fabric during the weaving process with the aim of capturing surface electromyography signals, we concluded that there was a need to maximise the area of contact with skin to improve the obtained electrodes signals. The main objective of this work is the development of electrodes embedded into textile materials able to capture electromyography signals, using the polypyrrole conducting polymer, both in coating of electrodes directly into the textile fabric and preparing a conductor yarn with this polymer to obtain a knit structure. This work allowed developing wearable technology textile structures for muscle activity monitoring, through the measurement of electromyography signals, keeping simultaneously comfort and easy-care textile characteristics. The signals obtained with this approach had a good definition compared with commercial electrodes and with the great advantage of this procedure can be applied in industrial production.

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Rodrigues S., Miguel R., Lucas J., Gaiolas C., Araújo P. and Reis N. (2009). WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY - Development of Polypyrrole Textile Electrodes for Electromyography . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111- 64-7, pages 402-409. DOI: 10.5220/0001548904020409


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices09,
author={S. Rodrigues and R. Miguel and J. Lucas and C. Gaiolas and P. Araújo and N. Reis},
title={WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY - Development of Polypyrrole Textile Electrodes for Electromyography},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={402-409},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001548904020409},
isbn={978-989-8111- 64-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY - Development of Polypyrrole Textile Electrodes for Electromyography
SN - 978-989-8111- 64-7
AU - Rodrigues S.
AU - Miguel R.
AU - Lucas J.
AU - Gaiolas C.
AU - Araújo P.
AU - Reis N.
PY - 2009
SP - 402
EP - 409
DO - 10.5220/0001548904020409