New Method for Separation of Electrode Polarization Impedance from Measured Tissue Impedance
RESEARCH ARTICLE

New Method for Separation of Electrode Polarization Impedance from Measured Tissue Impedance

The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal 04 Feb 2011 RESEARCH ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874120701105010008

Abstract

In this paper we have shown that electrode polarization impedance (EPI) can be separated from measured tissue impedance as long as the characteristic frequencies of EPI and tissue are not too close, so that the EPI is largely displayed as a separate dispersion. In 2-electrode measurements the EPI and sample are physically connected in series, and commonly modelled by equivalent components in series. We have calculated the parallel equivalent elements and converted the series connected EPI and sample to a parallel admittance model. By curve fitting on the converted model we have shown that this provides a new method for estimating the EPI with enhanced accuracy compared to similar techniques used on the impedance model.

Keywords: Admittance model, cole-equation, curve fitting, multiple dispersions..