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Questions tagged [biopotential]

Instrumentation related to the measurement of bioelectric phenomena from the living system, such as ECG, EEG, EMG, and galvanic skin response.

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Noise reduction strategies in electrophysiology

When recording electrical signals from cells (in a dish or inside a living human or animal body), one major problem is to increase the signal to noise ratio. These signals are usually in the 10uV ...
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To what extent does an ADC solve noise along an analog circuit?

Please note: Although this question involves EEG, I don't expect anyone here to be knowledgeable in this area! This is a simple electronics question! I'm trying to understand the circuitry devised in ...
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RnD on an EEG, Help required, what op-amp?

this is my first post, and I need some help/advice finding the right integrated circuits. I'll start by describing the project background a bit. I've received a fellowship to develop an open source ...
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Why would you put your input amplifier in front of your filtering for an ECG signal?

In this article at eetimes.com they show the signal chain for measuring an ECG. The raw signal of an ECG contains noise and offsets at least a magnitude larger than the real signal. (Some few mV ...
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Detect electrical signals from plants

My daughter wants to do a science fair experiment that involves reading the electrical signals in plants, but the cost of a multi voltmeter with data logging is very high. Can anyone suggest a setup ...
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User safety for battery powerd device against misuse of power supply

I want to design a safety circuit for a battery powered device which measures human body impedance. It is intended to be powered only by an external battery pack (5V) via a USB cable. But I want to ...
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Is there an advantage to process EEG data as analog (vs digitized) signals?

Please note: Although this question mentions an electronic circuit depicting an EEG, I believe this is purely a bio-electrical question that is appropriate for this site, and should be answered by any ...
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How to set up an experiement to measure SNR for an EEG amplifier?

I have built an EEG amplifier with gain of 2000 and bandwith at 1~40Hz. I use an Instrument Amplifier for pre-Amp and a non-inverting opamp as post-amp and finally bandlimit at 40Hz using a 4th-order ...
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Efficient spike detecting Microprocessor or DSP architecture

I am looking for microcontroller or DSP (or its architectures) which are efficient in terms of power as well as performance in detecting spikes. I want to run an algorithm which detects spikes and ...
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Arduino - Cannot get ECG readings from heart, but I do when I poke at the leads

I have a minor issue with my ECG. When I poke at the leads, I get a reading. But when I hold the leads or place it near my heart, I don't get anything. I'm pretty sure this is hardware related, but ...
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Using AD5933 with an external amplification to measure changes of permittivity

I'm going to try and explain my problem statement first and then explain my solution and then ask for suggestions. So, my problem statement is this: To determine changes in permittivity from a ...
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Stop blinking LD1 on STM32F4 Discovery

I have a system I built using a ADS1263 32-bit ADC that is measuring tiny biopotentials without much amplification (for a variety of reasons not under discussion) -- one very low noise instrumentation ...