Uncommon sense

Wagner, Siobhan
May 2007
Engineer (00137758);5/21/2007, Vol. 293 Issue 7724, p34
The article presents a sensor device used by physicians in Great Britain to measure the electrical activity of a patient's heart. The system consists of a three-axis computer position that controls the scanning system and signal processing hardware. It also measures the electrical conductivity of a sample material above its surface by applying a small current.


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