Biomedical Electrodes and Wearable Patches
Our first approved product in the healthcare segment was electrodes for electrocardiography, ECG
In the medical electrodes market, we satisfy the needs represented by cost effective manufacturing, good technical performance, and skin friendly material combinations.
While most conventional ECG-electrodes are based on a hydrogel with silver chloride salt, our technology enables replacement of the gel by a dry adhesive tape.
Potential benefits include longer shelf life and less costly packaging. Improved patient comfort through avoidance of skin irritation can also open for long-term monitoring and wider applications.
The illustration shows the benefits of replacing conventional ECG electrodes comprising silver chloride gel with dry electrodes. This is based on CondAlign's anisotropic conductive adhesive films.
A huge and growing application area is wearable patches; small devices attached to the skin, directly sensing and monitoring signals from the body. Materials based on the CondAlign technology are very well suited for being designed into this range of products.
The material designed for use in ECG electrodes can serve as an excellent interface between skin and any diagnostic device that is monitoring electric signals from the body, like EEG and EMG, and monitoring related to sports performance.