Sensors and Sensor Systems for Psychophysiological Monitoring: A Review of Current Trends

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Title Sensors and Sensor Systems for Psychophysiological Monitoring: A Review of Current Trends
Author Cutmore, Timothy; James, Daniel Arthur
Journal Name Journal of Psychophysiology
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United States
Publisher Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Abstract There are a wide range of sensors for acquiring signals from the human body in noninvasive ways. Some of those in use date back a few decades, and many new technologies have enabled different sensors designs in recent years. This review covers the following classes of sensors: electric, magnetic, electrochemical, mechanical, thermal, and optical. Sensor systems that are portable, safe, and low-cost are now becoming possible. This review provides an overview focussing on the technology behind sensors currently used by psychophysiologists with the objective of illuminating the choices available for acquiring signals that inform us about cognitive processes, emotional states, and behavioural patterns. In previously published encyclopaedic-type reviews of psychophysiology, the focus has been on what is measured, not how it is measured. By focussing on how the sensors and sensor systems work, this review aims to provide users of these technologies with information that will help them decide on the appropriate sensor to use, as well as to facilitate innovation and development of new sensors.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers. Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the author for more information.
Volume 21
Issue Number 1
Page from 51
Page to 71
ISSN 0269-8803
Date Accessioned 2007-10-09
Language en_AU
Research Centre Behavioural Basis of Health; Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Medical Biotechnology; Sensor (Chemical and Bio-) Technology
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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