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This committee was appointed by the SPR Board to provide recommendations for publishing data on electrodermal activity (EDA). They are intended to be a stand-alone source for newcomers and experienced users. A short outline of principles for electrodermal measurement is given, and recommendations from an earlier report (Fowles et al., ) are incorporated.(More)
In this paper, we characterize the polarization impedance behavior of several common metals in diluted NaCl solution operated at low current densities. The objective was to provide a useful reference for those wishing to calculate the electrode polarization impedance in diluted NaCl solutions. Serial equivalent resistance (R) and capacitance (C) for silver,(More)
A novel method for in vitro calibration of skin hydration measurements is presented. The method combines gravimetric and electrical measurements and reveals an exponential dependency of measured electrical susceptance to absolute water content in the epidermal stratum corneum. The results also show that absorption of water into the stratum corneum exhibits(More)
The main purpose of this study was to compare the effect of the 2 minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating axillary hyperhidrosis: superficial tumescent suction curettage and curettage only. A total of 22 patients diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis received one type of treatment at each side, randomized. Examinations were performed(More)
We have investigated the threshold level of perception for dc current in human skin in order to determine whether it is best described as a function of current or current density. The threshold was found to be more dependent on current than current density, and a spatial summation effect in the nervous system is suggested as one possible cause of this(More)
BACKGROUND For a long time, DC conductance has been the most important parameter in electrodermal routine measurements. However, DC current flow polarizes the electrodes, electrolyzes the skin, disturbs the measurement of conductance by possible varying electromotive forces (EMFs) in the circuit, and impedes the registration of the skin endosomatic DC(More)
The human threshold of sensation of 50 Hz current has hitherto been considered to be around 1 mA. A new sensing mechanism is reported which lowers the threshold about 3 decades. It is elicited when the skin slides on the current carrying conductor, and the sensation disappears when the skin is wet. The sensation is a feeling of vibration or increased(More)
The Cole single-dispersion impedance model is based upon a constant phase element (CPE), a conductance parameter as a dependent parameter and a characteristic time constant as an independent parameter. Usually however, the time constant of tissue or cell suspensions is conductance dependent, and so the Cole model is incompatible with general relaxation(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the mechanisms causing variation in current thresholds for electrical nerve stimulation may improve the safety and success rate of peripheral nerve blocks. Electrical impedance of the tissue surrounding a nerve may affect the response to nerve stimulation. In this volunteer study, we investigated the relationship between impedance(More)
A vehicle with 16 electrodes for the two-dimensional electrical admittance mapping of human skin is presented. Measurements on 20 test subjects have been carried out and analyzed for the possible detection of line patterns in the electrical properties of the skin, claimed to coincide with the so-called acupuncture meridian lines of ancient Chinese medicine.(More)