Biosignal Properties

The term Biosignal refers to all the signals that are being generated in the human body or any other living organism or more specifically it is used to represent all those signals from living organisms that are monitored to obtain certain useful information. Primarily, the term refers to signals that are electrical in nature but, some non-electric signals are monitored as well. Typically, the changes in potential difference across a certain tissue in the body are measured in case of bio-electric signals. Let us have a look at few of the properties of biosignals generated by the human body that are analysed to obtain information: In case of Electroencephalography, the activity of the human brain is monitored. Usually, at a synapse (junctions between the cells of the nervous system), flow of ions takes place. This results in the formation of various signals that are used by the body to transfer information. The voltage variations that are caused by these signals are recorded and thus, the activity of the brain is measured.

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