elec·​tro·​der·​mal | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce electrodermal (audio) \

Definition of electrodermal

: of or relating to electrical activity in or electrical properties of the skin

Examples of electrodermal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study participants were given an E4 wristband, made by the company Empatica, which records information on a wearer’s heart rate, skin temperature, movement, and electrodermal activity — a measure of electrical activity on the skin. Maddie Bender, STAT, 1 Oct. 2021 There’s also an electrodermal (EDA) sensor for stress and an ECG app to improve heart monitoring. Chris Smith, BGR, 25 Aug. 2021 The electrodermal activity sensor (EDA) measures stress levels through changes in sweat and the electrocardiogram (ECG) will monitor your heart rate. Janhoi Mcgregor, Forbes, 21 June 2021 This collection is paired with new Fitbit technology that detects electrodermal activity (EDA) responses–tiny electrical changes on your skin that can indicate a stress response. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 15 June 2021 The sector already utilizes physiological signals such as eye-tracking (to index attention) and electrodermal activity (to measure physiological arousal). Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2020 The electrodermal sensor, which requires the user to place their palm on the watchface for a reading, likewise can be tracked over time to measure stress levels. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 25 Aug. 2020 Speaking of stress, the Sense can measure your EDA – electrodermal activity – response, which is a fancy term that shows your body’s response to stress. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, 22 Sep. 2020 Earlier this week, Fitbit launched a new $330 smartwatch called the Sense that includes a temperature sensor, an electrocardiogram app and an electrodermal activity sensor to detect the body’s response to stress. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of electrodermal

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electrodermal was in 1935

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12 Oct 2021

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“Electrodermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrodermal. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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elec·​tro·​der·​mal | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce electrodermal (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrodermal

: of or relating to electrical activity in or electrical properties of the skin


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