Community-Based ECG Monitoring System for Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases

Bor-Shyh Lin, Alice M. Wong, Kevin C. Tseng*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study aims to develop a community-based electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring system for cardiac outpatients to wirelessly detect heart rate, provide personalized healthcare, and enhance interactive social contact because of the prevalence of deaths from cardiovascular disease and the growing problem of aging in the world. The system not only strengthens the performance of the ECG monitoring system but also emphasizes the ergonomic design of wearable devices and user interfaces. In addition, it enables medical professionals to diagnose cardiac symptoms remotely and electronically manage medical reports and suggestions. The experimental result shows high performance of the dry electrode, even in dynamic conditions. The comparison result with different ECG healthcare systems shows the essential factors that the system should possess and the capability of the proposed system. Finally, a user survey was conducted based on the unified theory of acceptance and users of technology (UTAUT) model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number80
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Dry electrode
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Human-computer interaction

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