Electrolytic Wire as an Alternative Bio Interface: A Case Study in Plant Tissue

Ernane José Xavier Costa, Luciana Vieira Piza, Ana Carolina de Sousa Silva

Abstract

One of challenge in physiological research is how to reconnect bioelectricity or turn on the transduction of signals in biological systems such as nerves and other tissues after some injuries or degenerative process. The electrical interactions in biological system can be understood by looking into the extracellular space between cells. In such spaces, contain ions and several charged organic molecules. Despite the fact that the common way to artificially link biological systems reported in the literature is by using metallic wires or bio-potentials electrodes, this paper present the hypothesis that an electrolytic conductor is more efficient to transmit information between biological systems when compared to the transmission carried out using electronic conductors. To test this hypothesis an experiment was conducted using two leaves of ornamental plant (Agave atenuata) connected by means of electronic and electrolytic wire and stimulated with electrical square waves with 1V of amplitude at 20Hz. The quality of signal transmitted using electronic conductor was compared to the signal transmitted using electrolytic conductor by measuring the distortion of the signal transmitted. The results shown that the transmission of stimuli using electrolytic wire is less disturbed than by using electronic wire.

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José Xavier Costa E., Vieira Piza L. and de Sousa Silva A. (2018). Electrolytic Wire as an Alternative Bio Interface: A Case Study in Plant Tissue.In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS, ISBN 978-989-758-279-0, pages 133-138. DOI: 10.5220/0006549101330138


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@conference{biosignals18,
author={Ernane José Xavier Costa and Luciana Vieira Piza and Ana Carolina de Sousa Silva},
title={Electrolytic Wire as an Alternative Bio Interface: A Case Study in Plant Tissue},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS,},
year={2018},
pages={133-138},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006549101330138},
isbn={978-989-758-279-0},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS,
TI - Electrolytic Wire as an Alternative Bio Interface: A Case Study in Plant Tissue
SN - 978-989-758-279-0
AU - José Xavier Costa E.
AU - Vieira Piza L.
AU - de Sousa Silva A.
PY - 2018
SP - 133
EP - 138
DO - 10.5220/0006549101330138