Removing Need for Leads in Cardiac Monitoring

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-16365
Published May 01, 2013 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) measurements typically involve time-consuming skin preparation, lead application, conductive gels, and even shaving of body hair. More recently, dry contact sensors have come into use in some sports and home health monitoring units, but these frequently experience contact problems, particularly in users with dry skin.