A BAN system for realtime ECG monitoring: from wired to wireless measurements

Rong Dong Chiu*, Sau-Hsuan Wu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A body area network is developed for a 3-Lead wireless electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring system. To measure the 3-Lead ECG signals without using wires for electrodes to connect to a common ground, we study a new ECG sensing method that directly and synchronously measures the voltage differences across the nearby electrodes of distributed ECG leads. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed method, the qualities of the ECG signals acquired from various placements and distances between the electrodes are compared with the ones obtained with the standard wired ECG measurement method. The highest correlation coefficient between the wired and wireless ones is shown by experiments to be as high as 0.946. And the separation between the two electrodes of an ECG lead can be drastically reduced to around 10cm which is about the size of a medium adhesive tape. This shows that a 3-Lead wireless ECG monitoring system is in fact feasible. More advanced approaches may be developed based on the results obtained herein to further construct a 12-Lead wireless ECG system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011
Pages2107-2112
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Jun 2011
Event2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 28 Mar 201131 Mar 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period28/03/1131/03/11

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