OECT - Inspired electrical detection

Talanta. 2024 Aug 1:275:126180. doi: 10.1016/j.talanta.2024.126180. Epub 2024 Apr 29.


Organic Electrochemical Transistors (OECTs) are integral in detecting human bioelectric signals, attributing their significance to distinct electrochemical properties, the utilization of soft materials, compact dimensions, and pronounced biocompatibility. This review traverses the technological evolution of OECT, highlighting its profound impact on non-invasive detection methodologies within the biomedicalfield. Four sensor types rooted in OECT technology were introduced: Electrocardiogram (ECG), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), and Electrooculography (EOG), which hold promise for integration into wearable detection systems. The fundamental detection principles, material compositions, and functional attributes of these sensors are examined. Additionally, the performance metrics and delineates viable optimization strategies for assorted physiological electrical detection sensors are discussed. The overarching goal of this review is to foster deeper insights into the generation, propagation, and modulation of electrophysiological signals, thereby advancing the application and development of OECT in medical sciences.

Keywords: Biosensors; Electrical signals; Organic electrochemical transistor (OECT).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Electrocardiography / methods
  • Electrochemical Techniques / methods
  • Electroencephalography
  • Electromyography / methods
  • Electrooculography / methods
  • Humans
  • Transistors, Electronic*