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Author(s): Rita Pasion
Tiago O. Paiva
Paulo Pedrosa
Hugo Gaspar
Beatriz Vasconcelos
Ana C. Martins
Maria H. Amaral
João M. Nóbrega
Ricardo Páscoa
Carlos Fonseca
Fernando Barbosa
Title: Assessing a novel polymer-wick based electrode for EEG neurophysiological research
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Background: The EEG technique has decades of valid applications in clinical and experimental neurophysiology. EEG equipment and data analysis methods have been characterized by remarkable developments, but the skin-to-electrode signal transfer remains a challenge for EEG recording. New method: A novel quasi-dry system - the polymer wick-based electrode - was developed to overcome the limitations of conventional dry and wet silver/silver-chloride (Ag/AgCl) electrodes for EEG recording. Results: Nine participants completed an auditory oddball protocol with simultaneous EEG acquisition using both the conventional Ag/AgCl and the wick electrodes. Wick system successfully recorded the expected P300 modulation. Comparison with existing method(s): Standard ERP analysis, residual random noise analysis, and single trial analysis of the P300 wave were performed in order to compare signal acquired by both electrodes. It was found that the novel wick electrode performed similarly to the conventional Ag/AgCl electrodes. Conclusions: The developed wick electrode appears to be a reliable alternative for EEG research, representing a promising halfway alternative between wet and dry electrodes.
Subject: Psicologia
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais::Psicologia
Social sciences::Psychology
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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