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Pneumatic Model of Measuring Probe in Voltage Acupuncture Skin Mapping with Influence of Frequency of Driving Signal

Marek Kukučka(1*), Štefan Kozák(2), Peter Drahoš(3), Andreas Weisze(4)

(1) Institute of Automotive Mechatronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
(2) Institute of Automotive Mechatronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
(3) Institute of Automotive Mechatronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
(4) Dr.Ing.h.c. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, Germany
(*) Corresponding author


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15866/ireaco.v8i4.6971

Abstract


Our contribution deals with the method of the voltage-impedance map measurement process involving a 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. The essential parameter for the correct measured results is the steady contact of the skin-electrode and the frequency of driving harmonic signal.
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Keywords


Acupuncture Point; Human Skin; Measuring Probe; Pneumatic Electrodes

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