This research was supported by a grant to Professor M.H. Lader from the Medical Research Council. The assistance of P. Creighton and J. Dalton is gratefully acknowledged.
A Device for Ambulatory Skin Conductance Monitoring
Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2007
Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 225–229, March 1983
How to Cite
Simpson, A. and Turpin, G. (1983), A Device for Ambulatory Skin Conductance Monitoring. Psychophysiology, 20: 225–229. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.1983.tb03293.x
- Issue online: 30 JAN 2007
- Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2007
- Manuscript received October 13, 1981; accepted for publication April 6, 1982
- Portable instrumentation;
- Ambulatory monitoring;
- Skin conductance measurement
The design of instrumentation for the ambulatory measurement of skin conductance (SC) is discussed. Two problems which are frequently encountered concern size constraints and the provision of a sufficient dynamic range. A circuit description which overcomes these problems is given along with details of its construction. This device utilises an AC-coupled amplifier stage for Skin Conductance Responses (SCRs) and a DC-coupled amplifier stage for Skin Conductance Level (SCL). Its use in conjunction with a portable instrumentation cassette recorder is described.