A reconfigurable, wearable, wireless ECG system

S. Borromeo*, C. Rodriguez-Sanchez, F. Machado, J. A. Hernandez-Tamames, R. De La Prieta

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Abstract

New emerging concepts as "wireless hospital", "mobile healthcare" or "wearable telemonitoring" require the development of bio-signal acquisition devices to be easily integrated into the clinical routine. In this work, we present a new system for Electrocardiogram (ECG) acquisition and its processing, with wireless transmission on demand (either the complete ECG or only one alarm message, just in case a pathological heart rate detected). Size and power consumption are optimized in order to provide mobility and comfort to the patient. We have designed a modular hardware system and an autonomous platform based on a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for developing and debugging. The modular approach allows to redesign the system in an easy way. Its adaptation to a new biomedical signal would only need small changes on it. The hardware system is composed of three layers that can be plugged/unplugged: communication layer, processing layer and sensor layer. In addition, we also present a general purpose end-user application developed for mobile phones or Personal Digital Assistant devices (PDAs).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07
Pages1659-1662
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07 - Lyon, France
Duration: 23 Aug 200726 Aug 2007

Publication series

SeriesAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
ISSN0589-1019

Conference

Conference29th Annual International Conference of IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'07
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period23/08/0726/08/07

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