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Research Article

Cooperative sensors: a new wired body-sensor-network approach for wearable biopotential measurement

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261683,
        author={Michael Rapin and Josias Wacker and Olivier Ch\^{e}telat},
        title={Cooperative sensors: a new wired body-sensor-network approach for wearable biopotential measurement},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing},
        volume={2},
        number={7},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CC},
        year={2015},
        month={12},
        keywords={wearable sensors, active electrodes, dry electrodes, cooperative sensors, body sensor network, bsn, electrocardiogram, ecg, multilead},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261683}
    }
    
  • Michael Rapin
    Josias Wacker
    Olivier Chételat
    Year: 2015
    Cooperative sensors: a new wired body-sensor-network approach for wearable biopotential measurement
    CC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-10-2015.2261683
Michael Rapin1,*, Josias Wacker1, Olivier Chételat1
  • 1: CSEM
*Contact email: michael.rapin@csem.ch

Abstract

Cooperative sensors are a novel measurement architecture based on active dry electrodes that allows the acquisition of biopotential signals (e.g., electrocardiogram, ECG) on patients in a comfortable and easy-to-integrate manner. This paper starts by analyzing the classical methods for measuring multilead ECG signals. Based on these classical methods, we then briefly introduce the concept of cooperative sensors and show how these sensors can be implemented in a wearable and reliable system that measures ECG signals in a real-life scenario. The main focus and innovation presented in this paper is on the duplex communication between the cooperative sensors. In addition, we show a first measurement of an ECG signal with cooperative sensors.