Investigation on the Use of the PE873 Conductive Ink for Surface EMG Measurements

Show simple item record Federico, Andrea Belcastro, Marco Torchia, Pasqualino Tedesco, Salvatore O'Flynn, Brendan 2020-04-22T11:45:57Z 2020-04-22T11:45:57Z 2020-03-22
dc.identifier.citation Federico, A., Belcastro, M., Torchia, P., Tedesco, S. and O'Flynn, Brendan (2020) 'Investigation on the Use of the PE873 Conductive Ink for Surface EMG Measurements', eTELEMED 2020 : The Twelfth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, Valencia, Spain, 21-25 November [Forthcoming] en
dc.identifier.startpage 47 en
dc.identifier.endpage 51 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-61208-763-4
dc.identifier.issn 2308-4359
dc.description.abstract Nowadays, wearable devices are part of everyone’s life and their popularity is constantly increasing. With diverse applications, spanning from healthcare to fitness tracking, more and more wearable devices are being developed which can send and receive information in real-time. To date, electric cables represent the most stable form of communication in terms of reliability and resistance. However, for wearable systems, cables restrict movement and introduce additional noise and movement artefacts on wearable sensing systems. Wireless devices, on the other hand, can be comparatively complicated in design, manufacturing and use. A possible strategy, to improve communications in wearable systems, is the adoption of conductive inks able to conduct electrical signals, these can be printed on fabric without the movement restriction normally associated with traditional wired systems. The use of such conductive inks in wearable sensors may, therefore, lead to a more comfortable method of monitoring health data (heart rate, muscle contraction etc.) throughout the day. In this paper, the properties of the promising conductive ink PE873 (manufactured by DuPont) are tested and analysed. The conductive ink electrical properties are studied in relation to stretching, folding and washing tests. The electrical performance of the ink printed onto the selected fabric is assessed and presented. Furthermore, an optimized printing procedure, aiming at improving the connection performances, is suggested and the development of a novel system able to read muscle contractions, based on PE873, is demonstrated, thus showing that this conductive ink is a promising solution for stretchable electrical connections in the wearable field. en
dc.description.sponsorship Enterprise Ireland (EI funded project SKYRE under grant number CF-2015-0031-P) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IARIA en
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dc.rights © IARIA, 2020 en
dc.subject Wearable systems en
dc.subject Textile electronics integration en
dc.subject Conductive ink en
dc.subject Interconnections en
dc.subject DuPont en
dc.title Investigation on the Use of the PE873 Conductive Ink for Surface EMG Measurements en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Salvatore Tedesco, Tyndall Micronano Electronics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en 2020-04-22T11:38:36Z
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dc.contributor.funder Enterprise Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder European Regional Development Fund en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Valencia, Spain en
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dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2289/IE/INSIGHT - Irelands Big Data and Analytics Research Centre/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/13/RC/2077/IE/CONNECT: The Centre for Future Networks & Communications/ en

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