Textile electrode straps for wrist-to-ankle bioimpedance measurements for Body Composition Analysis. Initial validation & experimental results
Paper in proceedings, 2010

Electrical Bioimpedance (EBI) is one of the noninvasive monitoring technologies that could benefit from the emerging textile based measurement systems. If reliable and reproducible EBI measurements could be done with textile electrodes, that would facilitate the utilization of EBI-based personalized healthcare monitoring applications. In this work the performance of a custom-made dry-textile electrode prototype is tested. Four-electrodes ankle-to-wrist EBI measurements have been taken on healthy subjects with the Impedimed spectrometer SFB7 in the frequency range 5 kHz to 1 MHz. The EBI spectroscopy measurements taken with dry electrodes were analyzed via the Cole and Body Composition Analysis (BCA) parameters, which were compared with EBI measurements obtained with standard electrolytic electrodes. The analysis of the obtained results indicate that even when dry textile electrodes may be used for EBI spectroscopy measurements, the measurements present remarkable differences that influence in the Cole parameter estimation process and in the final production of the BCA parameters. These initial results indicate that more research work must be done to in order to obtain a textile-based electrode that ensures reliable and reproducible EBI spectroscopy measurements. © 2010 IEEE.


Juan-Carlos Marquez

Chalmers, Signals and Systems

J. Ferreira

University of Borås

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Fernando Seoane Martinez

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Signals and Systems

Ruben Buendia

University of Borås

University of Alcalá

Kaj Lindecrantz

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10

978-142444123-5 (ISBN)

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Information and Communication Technology

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

Materials Science

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Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies

Other Materials Engineering

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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