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The Status of Textile-Based Dry EEG Electrodes

Granch Berhe Tseghai
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  • Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Jimma Institute of Technology, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
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Published Online: 2020-01-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/aut-2019-0071


Electroencephalogram (EEG) is the biopotential recording of electrical signals generated by brain activity. It is useful for monitoring sleep quality and alertness, clinical applications, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with epilepsy, disease of Parkinson and other neurological disorders, as well as continuous monitoring of tiredness/ alertness in the field. We provide a review of textile-based EEG. Most of the developed textile-based EEGs remain on shelves only as published research results due to a limitation of flexibility, stickability, and washability, although the respective authors of the works reported that signals were obtained comparable to standard EEG. In addition, nearly all published works were not quantitatively compared and contrasted with conventional wet electrodes to prove feasibility for the actual application. This scenario would probably continue to give a publication credit, but does not add to the growth of the specific field, unless otherwise new integration approaches and new conductive polymer composites are evolved to make the application of textile-based EEG happen for bio-potential monitoring.

Keywords: Electroencephalogram; brain activity monitoring; textile-based electrode


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Published Online: 2020-01-07

Citation Information: Autex Research Journal, ISSN (Online) 2300-0929, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/aut-2019-0071.

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