A PDA based ambulatory human skin resistance measuring system

Fang, J, Tan, S, Ahmed, B, Berlian, D and Cosic, I 2005, 'A PDA based ambulatory human skin resistance measuring system', in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Telehealth, Banff, Canada, 19-21 July 2005.

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A PDA based ambulatory human skin resistance measuring system
Author(s) Fang, J
Tan, S
Ahmed, B
Berlian, D
Cosic, I
Year 2005
Conference name IASTED International Conference on Telehealth
Conference location Banff, Canada
Conference dates 19-21 July 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Telehealth
Publisher ACTA Press
Place of publication Calgary
Abstract Ambulatory monitoring system is used in hospital and clinical practice to detect, document, and characterize occurrences of abnormal heath condition of a patient or a normal person during ordinary daily activities. Presented here is a PDA based ambulatory system developed in RMIT University to continuously record human skin resistance. Skin resistance is an important human physiological parameter used in both western medicine and complementary medicine. Although ambulatory monitoring devices for various biopotentials and vital sign signals have attracted many research efforts recently, little research and development has been done for skin impedance. This proposed skin resistance measurement system, as a pilot for the impedance monitoring system, is composed of a PDA, a third party data acquisition card that uses the compact flash slot of the PDA, an analogue front end and a glove measuring electrode system. This design fully utilises the computing power of a PDA and minimises the data acquisition and the analogue system. It is a low power consumption system that supports up to 10 hours continuous recording. The initial test results indicate it is a reliable human skin resistance measurement device and is suitable to be integrated into other telemedical systems.
Subjects Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified
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