Capacitive electromyography biosensor with wearable material as an insulator

Charn Loong Ng, Md. Mamun Ibne Reaz

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Abstract

Electromyography (EMG) is a bioelectrical signal used to diagnose musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) which affects the bio-mechanism, physiology and cognitive effects on human body. Conventional EMG measurement is done by using wet (Ag-AgCl) surface electrodes which requires good electrical contact between the electrode and the human body. One of the major disadvantages of wet surface electrodes is that it requires skin preparation; a wet gel that will cause skin irritation and is not suitable for long term monitoring. This paper presents a capacitive EMG biosensor which is capable of capturing EMG signals from the muscle without direct electrical contact between the electrode and human body. Satin is used as an insulator between the metal electrode and the human body. A detailed capacitive biosensor development and validation results are discussed in this paper. This capacitive EMG biosensor with satin as an insulator is a dry biosensor making it human skin friendly. It can be easily integrated with clothes providing an excellent option to replace wet surface electrodes and usable on wearable health monitoring application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages165-169
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028894
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2017
Event2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 14 Nov 201616 Nov 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period14/11/1616/11/16

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electromyography
Electromyography
bioinstrumentation
Biosensors
insulators
human body
Electrodes
electrodes
Skin
electric contacts
irritation
physiology
Monitoring
Physiology
muscles
health
Muscle
Gels
Health
gels

Keywords

  • Biosensor
  • Capacitive
  • Contactless
  • Electromyography
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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Ng, C. L., & Ibne Reaz, M. M. (2017). Capacitive electromyography biosensor with wearable material as an insulator. In 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016 (pp. 165-169). [7888031] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAEES.2016.7888031

Capacitive electromyography biosensor with wearable material as an insulator. / Ng, Charn Loong; Ibne Reaz, Md. Mamun.

2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 165-169 7888031.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ng, CL & Ibne Reaz, MM 2017, Capacitive electromyography biosensor with wearable material as an insulator. in 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016., 7888031, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 165-169, 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 14/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAEES.2016.7888031
Ng CL, Ibne Reaz MM. Capacitive electromyography biosensor with wearable material as an insulator. In 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 165-169. 7888031 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAEES.2016.7888031
Ng, Charn Loong ; Ibne Reaz, Md. Mamun. / Capacitive electromyography biosensor with wearable material as an insulator. 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 165-169
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