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Common Causes of Artifact in EDA Signals

Date: March 27 2020

Summary: An overview of common artifacts in EDA signals

Keywords: ##zettel #eda #signalprocessing #biomarker #artifact #noise #skin #archive


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Table of Contents

  1. How To Cite
  2. References
  3. Discussion:

EDA artifacts can come from the electrodes used to collect EDA data [1]–[3]; examples being:

Overloading a device that records EDA signals is a special kind of artifact called "bridging" or "saturation". [4]

How To Cite

Zelko, Jacob. Common Causes of Artifact in EDA Signals. March 27 2020.


[1] C. Tronstad, G. K. Johnsen, S. Grimnes, and Ø. G. Martinsen, “A study on electrode gels for skin conductance measurements,” Physiol. Meas., vol. 31, no. 10, p. 1395, 2010.

[2] S. Taylor, N. Jaques, Weixuan Chen, S. Fedor, A. Sano, and R. Picard, “Automatic identification of artifacts in electrodermal activity data,” in 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015, pp. 1934–1937, doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318762.

[3] I. R. Kleckner et al., “Simple, Transparent, and Flexible Automated Quality Assessment Procedures for Ambulatory Electrodermal Activity Data,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 65, no. 7, pp. 1460–1467, Jul. 2018, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2017.2758643.

[4] S. for P. R. A. H. C. on E. Measures et al., “Publication recommendations for electrodermal measurements,” Psychophysiology, vol. 49, no. 8, pp. 1017–1034, 2012.


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