A novel wireless biomedical monitoring system with dedicated FPGA-based ECG processor

Chia Ching Chou*, Wai-Chi  Fang, Hsiang Cheh Huang

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Abstract

A novel portable and wireless biomedical monitoring system featuring on demand wireless data transmission of ECG signals and time-frequency HRV analysis for personal and home healthcare applications is presented in this work. In order to provide comfort and convenience to patients, the device's size, power consumption and portability are of first priority. The ECG processor based on previous hardware design [1] acquires three-channel ECG biomedical raw data through an analog front-end (AFE) circuit, and it measures the time between successive heart beats on lead II as RR intervals for HRV analysis. Functions such as QRS complex peak detection, RR intervals calculation, and time-frequency analysis of HRV have also been developed in hardware. A real-time HRV analysis processor is realized by employing a Lomb periodogram for time-frequency power spectral density (PSD) analysis of the heart rate. The proposed ECG monitoring system has been implemented in Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and it features high integration density, portability, wireless transmission and low cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Sep 2012
Event2012 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE 2012 - Harrisburg, PA, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 20126 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
ISSN (Print)0747-668X

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityHarrisburg, PA
Period4/06/126/06/12

Keywords

  • Biomedical monitoring system
  • ECG
  • FPGA
  • heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Lomb periodgram
  • wireless communication

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    Chou, C. C., Fang, W-C., & Huang, H. C. (2012). A novel wireless biomedical monitoring system with dedicated FPGA-based ECG processor. In 2012 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE 2012 [6241744] (Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCE.2012.6241744