We have designed a microcontroller-based medical device for long term recording electrocardiograph (Holter applications) allowing data from up to 12 channels to be stored, thus providing the diagnostic capabilities of the static electrocardiograph (ECG) together with the wearability and the long term registration of the cardiac activity. Thanks to its specific sensors, embedded in a kind elastic band, it is possible to place on the thorax many electrodes without reducing the movement potentials. Moreover, the elastic band is provided with a wireless module (Bluetooth) to send the data to the recorder unit. The storage support is a flash card. Therefore, the new system is miniaturised and results more comfortable than the commonly used taperecorder type portable electrocardiographs. The microcontroller permits to implement a diagnostics algorithm and/or to download real time the data by UDP channel.

A wearable, wireless, long-term recording electrocardiograph, improving the non-invasive diagnosis of cardiac deseases

GIORGIO, Agostino;PERRI, Anna Gina
2005

Abstract

We have designed a microcontroller-based medical device for long term recording electrocardiograph (Holter applications) allowing data from up to 12 channels to be stored, thus providing the diagnostic capabilities of the static electrocardiograph (ECG) together with the wearability and the long term registration of the cardiac activity. Thanks to its specific sensors, embedded in a kind elastic band, it is possible to place on the thorax many electrodes without reducing the movement potentials. Moreover, the elastic band is provided with a wireless module (Bluetooth) to send the data to the recorder unit. The storage support is a flash card. Therefore, the new system is miniaturised and results more comfortable than the commonly used taperecorder type portable electrocardiographs. The microcontroller permits to implement a diagnostics algorithm and/or to download real time the data by UDP channel.
10 th Conference of Associazione Italiana Sensori e Microsistemi (AISEM 2005)
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