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Mechanical vs. Pneumatic Model of Measuring Probe in Voltage Acupuncture Skin Mapping

Marek Kukučka(1*), Štefan Kozák(2), Andreas Weisze(3), Daniela Ďuračková(4), Viera Stopjaková(5), Zuzana Krajčušková(6), Michal Teplan(7)

(1) Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, CAHUS - Center for Advanced Human Studies, Slovakia
(2) Institute of Automotive Mechatronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
(3) Dr.Ing.h.c. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, Germany
(4) Institute of Electronics and Photonics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
(5) Institute of Electronics and Photonics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
(6) Institute of Electronics and Photonics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
(7) Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, CAHUS - Center for Advanced Human Studies, Slovakia
(*) Corresponding author


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15866/ireaco.v8i6.7455

Abstract


Our contribution deals with the method of the voltage-impedance map measurement process involving a mechanical and pneumatic model of measuring probe. The conventional mechanical telescopic electrodes show significant disadvantages while placing them on a difficult or non-plane surface. Depending on the covered shape the electrodes do not have sufficient contact to the skin in one case or the closest tips are pressed almost completely in, causing a significant higher force than the rest of the measuring probe and causes also measuring discomfort for human object of measurement. To achieve a better coverage of any skin area and get a reduced force range of the touching electrodes a new pneumatic version of measuring probe has been implemented.
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Keywords


Acupuncture Point; Human Skin; Measuring Probe; Mechanical; Pneumatic Electrodes

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