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Wayne Palmer

Analog Devices Inc.

Wayne Palmer, BSEE, is an applications engineer for the Healthcare Segment Group at Analog Devices Inc., Norwood, MA. He can be reached at

Capacitance Sensing in Human Body Contact Applications   July 1, 2010
By: Wayne Palmer

Capacitive sensing isn't just for your smartphone; it also holds promise for products such as medical devices that must come in contact with human skin. Here's how capacitive sensing can be used to determine the quality of the contact between the device's surface and the user's skin.


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