Disseny i mesura d'elèctrodes tèxtils per aplicacions mèdiques i de l'esport
Tutor / directorGil Galí, Ignacio
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Achieving constant monitoring of muscles and organs would be a huge change for hospitalized or chronic patients and athletes. However, today's technology is not able to provide the best optimal solution in terms of performance and comfort. Conventional disposable AgCl electrodes used for clinical bio-signal measurements are technology limited due to their inconvenience and short application time. That is the reason why the study of textile electrodes has been proliferating in recent years. The most appropriate solution would be to incorporate biosensors into daily and unipersonal clothing. In this thesis, the study focuses on the design, manufacturing and test of embroidered textile electrodes. The dimensions and materials will be the same for all of them and only geometry and embroidery characteristics will vary. As a result of the realization of this thesis a new embroidering and measurement methodology has been set up. On one hand, a wax coating is applied to the conductive thread which facilitates and speeds up the embroidery process. In addition, the results obtained are even better compared with non-coated conductive threads. It is therefore advisable to use it in future studies. On the other hand, it can be stated that the measurement procedure is free of human error in a high percentage. Compared with recent other studies and projects the results obtained are better in terms of resistance. And most important, as some new methodologies or procedures have been implemented, accuracy and repeatability of the embroidering process and reliability of the measurements have experienced a quality leap.
DegreeMÀSTER UNIVERSITARI EN GESTIÓ D'EMPRESES DE TECNOLOGIA I D'ENGINYERIA (Pla 2016)