It is important to apply a conductive cream (or water*) on the cardiac sensors (squares of bronze-coloured fabric). Without any conductive agent, it becomes very difficult to record accurately any electrical activity on the surface of the skin and for you, to obtain reliable cardiac data.
As a conductive cream, you can use any glycerin-based cream. Before you start a recording session, you need to:
1. Put the shirt on carefully without stretching it too hard (for more details, refer to this link)
2. Roll up the lower part of the garment to expose the abdominal cardiac electrode (1 square of bronze-coloured fabric)
3. Apply a nickel-sized amount of your glycerin-based cream on the abdominal cardiac electrode
4. Roll the lower part of the garment back down
5. For the thoracic cardiac sensors, gently stretch the armpit opening on your right side until you are able to see one of the thoracic cardiac electrodes
6. Apply a nickel-sized amount of your glycerin-based cream on the cardiac electrode
7. Repeat step 5 and 6 for the other thoracic cardiac electrode
8. Fasten the elastic belts.
You simply need to connect your Hexoskin Device then you are good to go!
* Note: keep in mind that if you are using water, you might have to re-moisten the cardiac sensors more frequently (every ~ 1-2 hours) than if you are using cream (every ~ 24 hours). However, if you are performing intense physical activity, your sweat will replace the water.
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