View Full Version : EMG Electrodes for Sweaty Skin

David Relling
05-14-1999, 01:19 AM
Thank you to those who replied to my initial post. I have contacted
Medicotest in the US and requested samples. Their phone number is (888)
310-3247. They suggested the 720 00 S electrodes at $0.69 per electrode.
There web site may be found at:

The co-flex wrap is also available in an athletic application called
Power-flex which is supposed to be more sweat and water resistant. Contact
the manufacturer at 1 (800) 432-6686 for details.

My initial post follows along with replies I received.

Dave Relling

> The facility where I work is currently using EMG electrodes from Multi Bio
> Sensors Inc. in El Paso, TX. The electrodes are cloth backed and the
> adhesive works well when subjects are sweating and moving at high speeds
> running or skating on a treadmill). The company has discontinued this
> of electrodes. My question is if anyone knows of another company which
> makes electrodes which will stay in place when the subject is sweating and
> moving quickly? Is there a better way to affix the electrodes (ie tape)
> maintain their position? Thank you in advance for your replies.
> Sincerely,
> Dave
> David Relling PT, MS
> University of North Dakota

1) >We also do EMG in highly dynamic situations and we prefer Medicotest
>of the type N-00-S and Medicotest Neuroline type 7 00 02-A. You may contact
>in the US under the telephone no: 847 590 1999. The address of the head
>Medicotest A/S
>Rugmarken 10
>DK-3650 Olstykke


2)>For our type of applications, we are quite satisfied with the SOFT-E
>electrodes from Kendall. They are clot electrodes with full-surface
>solid adhesive hydrogel (Ref: H59P). They adhere extremely well and
>stay firmly attached to sweaty skin.

>2 Ludlow Park Drive
>Chicopee, MA
>tel: 800 775 4564
>fax: 413 5936114
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3)>Here in Denmark we have a firm called Medicotest. They manufacture many
variables of disposables electrodes. I have used them a lot and >have
experienced close to no problems when using them - also when people were
sweating and moving. If you really want the electrodes to >stay in place,
use Fixomull stretch tape from the company Beiersdorf - Germany. It can be
used even on hairy surfaces and be taken off with >only little discomfort.
>Medicotest who is coworking with Neuroline has offices around the world.
The office in US is called Medicotest Marketing Inc. and have the >address
listed underneath. The address in Denmark is Medicotest A/S, Rugmarken 10,
DK-3650 Oelstykke, Denmark.
>Best regards Jesper Sandfeld
>Hear is the address in us, for Medicotest and Neuroline

>Medicotest, Inc.
>1775 Winnetka Circle
>Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
>1 888-310-3247 or 847-590-1999
>Fax 847-590-1995
>E-mail sales@medicotest-us.com

4)>We use co-flex wrap to secure electrodes after they have been taped to
>skin. It is available through KV-Vet supplies (800) 423-8211.
>Greg Lange
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>Biomechanics Laboratory Coordinator
>CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Outpatient Rehab Center
>2701 Babcock Rd. phone (210) 705-6597
>San Antonio, TX 78229 fax (210) 705-6567
>email: greg_lange@srhc.iwhs.org
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