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Wearable multiplexed biomedical electrodes

Objective

WEARPLEX is a multidisciplinary research and innovation action with the overall aim to integrate printed electronics with flexible and wearable textile-based biomedical multi-pad electrodes. It aims to answer the growing need for user-friendly electrodes for pervasive measurement of electrophysiological signals and application of electrical stimulation. It focuses on the development of the printable electronics and manufacturing processes for stretchable textile based multi-pad electrodes with integrated logic circuits that enable a significant increase in the number of electrode pads (channels) and facilitate the creation of new products in the sectors of medical electronics and life-style. The advanced printed electronics integrated in WEARPLEX electrodes will allow the individual pads to be connected in arbitrary configurations to the output leads of the electrode. Therefore, the pads will be flexibly organized into several virtual electrodes of arbitrary position, shape and size that can be connected to any standard multi-channel recording and stimulation system. In addition, software methods will be developed for automatic calibration of these virtual electrodes, to detect stimulation/recording hotspots and adjust the virtual electrodes accordingly.

Therefore, the WEARPLEX project will lead to a new generation of smart electrodes that will be able to adapt simultaneously to the user (wearable and stretchable garment), recording/stimulation scenario (movement type and target muscles) and recording/stimulation system (number of channels). This is a paradigm shift in designing the recording and stimulation systems, as the switching electronics is shifted from the custom-made stimulator/recording device to the smart electrode, leading to a universal solution compatible with any system.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 636 590

Participants (9)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 436 884,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION BCMATERIALS - BASQUE CENTRE FOR MATERIALS, APPLICATIONS AND NANOSTRUCTURES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 355 593,75
Address
Barrio Sariena S/n
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 444 500
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 448 391,25
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 352 138,75
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABALONYX AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 500
Address
Forskningsveien 1
0373 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDUN TECHNOLOGIES AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 338 125
Address
Gladbachstrasse 83
8044 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCREENTEC OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Konekuja 2
90620 Oulu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNALIA SERBIA DOO BEOGRAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 129 025,50
Address
Deligradska 9
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)