Wearable ESD Occurrence Rate Detection with Voltage Level Estimation

Gabriel Fellner, David Johannes Pommerenke, Seyed Mostafa Mousavi, Amin Pak, Matthias Wintersteller, Christoph Koger, Satyajeet Shinde, Michael Hillstrom

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Detecting personal ESD by using electric field sensors attached to the clothing was evaluated across different realistic charge and discharge scenarios. The ESD event itself is detected by the associated fast collapse of the electric field at the human. Its magnitude is determined by the E-field change using calibration that relates the E-field on the body to the charge voltage of the body. Two sensors are used to enhance accuracy. One of these positions hereby is on the front-side of the leg and the other on the back-side. The paper explains the measurement principle and gives example results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - EMC Europe, EMC Europe 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665407878
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility: EMC Europe 2022 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 5 Sep 20228 Sep 2022


Conference2022 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Abbreviated titleEMC Europe 2022


  • electromagnetic fields
  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
  • human body electrostatic monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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