Towards the correlation between human hydration and the electrical activity of the heart using Electric Potential Sensors

Rendon-Morales, Elizabeth, Roggen, Daniel, Prance, Helen and Prance, Robert (2015) Towards the correlation between human hydration and the electrical activity of the heart using Electric Potential Sensors. In: IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, April 13-15, 2015, Zadar Croatia.

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Abstract

Dehydration has been associated with several
adverse effects on health and well-being such as the progressive reduction in the ability to concentrate as well as the levels of alertness when fluid intake is restricted. Currently, hydration assessment has been performed using various methods ranging from simple clinical procedures to more complex techniques. However, most of these currently used technologies are not accurate and in some cases are extremely invasive. In this paper we propose a new methodology to assess human hydration using Electric Potential Sensing technology. It is based on measuring
the electric field generated by the human body. We propose to correlate the electrical activity of the heart with different levels of human hydration. For evaluating this proof of principle the proposed methodology was assessed considering several healthy subjects. The results presented show that it is possible to assess the level of hydration by measuring changes in the electric field generated by the heart using our proposed sensor technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Human dehydration; Hydration assesment; Electric Potential Sensors, electrophysiology and ECG
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK0275 Electric standards and measurements
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK0301 Electric meters
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK0452 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
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Depositing User: Dr Elizabeth Rendon-Morales
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 15:48
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 15:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50597

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