Fundamental Study on Measurement of ELF Electric Field at Biological Body Surfaces

Koichi Shimizu, Hideto Endo, Goro Matsumoto

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In the study of biological effects of extremely low frequency (ELF) electric fields, a few techniques were developed which enable us to measure the electric field at a biological body surface with practical accuracy and spatial resolution. They are: pressing down a field sensor against the body surface, using a thin flexible sensor, and covering the body surface with a conductive layer while leaving the point of measurement uncovered. The characteristics of these techniques were also examined with a view toward practical applications, such as the measurement of the electric field at a human surface located under high voltage transmission lines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-784
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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