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The zero of potential

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1 Author(s)
D. B. Geselowitz ; Bioeng. Program, Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA

The zero of potential has been the subject of controversy in both electrocardiographic and electroencephalographic literature. In this article zero of potential is discussed in a historical context. It is noted that there is no meaningful zero of potential on a bounded, insulated volume conductor such as the body, and the effect of the reference for recording potentials on surface potential maps is discussed.

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 1 )