Textile-based Electrode Array for FES and sEMG Recording Fabricated by Screen Printing

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Abstract

In this paper, a wearable textile-based electrode array that is capable of both functional electrical stimulation (FES) and surface electromyography (EMG) recording was proposed. The electrode array was fabricated with a screen-printing method by printing multi-layer functional stretchable pastes on polyester/cotton textile base. During the FES and sEMG recording tests, the fabricated electrode array showed the capability of realizing electrical stimulation and sEMG recording. This research aims at providing a new multifunctional tool for rehabilitation purpose. In this paper, a wearable textile-based electrode array that is capable of both functional electrical stimulation (FES) and surface electromyography (EMG) recording was proposed. The electrode array was fabricated with a screen-printing method by printing 4 layers functional stretchable pastes, which were stretchable insulating paste, stretchable conductive silver paste, and stretchable conductive carbon paste, on polyester/cotton textile base. For tests, the fabricated electrode array was connected to a customized connector, through the connector the fabricated electrode array was connected to FES stimulator and sEMG recording device for tests. During the FES and sEMG recording tests, the fabricated electrode array showed the capability of realizing electrical stimulation and sEMG recording, while the sEMG recording quality was not very stable and needs to be improved. This research aims at providing a new multifunctional tool for rehabilitation purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMHS 2019 - 30th 2019 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126746
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1
Event30th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2019 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2019 Dec 12019 Dec 4

Publication series

NameMHS 2019 - 30th 2019 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science

Conference

Conference30th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2019
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period19/12/119/12/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Instrumentation

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