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Real Time Processing and Transferring ECG Signal by a Mobile Phone

Mahsa Raeiatibanadkooki, Saeed Rahati Quachani, Mohammadmahdi Khalilzade, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy.


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The real-time ECG signal processing system based on mobile phones is very effective in identifying continuous ambulatory patients. It could monitor cardiovascular patients in their daily life and warns them in case of cardiac arrhythmia. An ECG signal of a patient is processed by a mobile phone with this proposed algorithm. An IIR low-pass filter is used to remove the noise and it has the 55 Hz cutoff frequency and order 3. The obtained SNR showed a desirable noise removal and it helps physicians in their diagnosis. In this paper, Hilbert transform was used and the R peaks are important component to differ normal beats from abnormal ones. The results of sensitivity and positive predictivity of algorithm are 96.97% and 95.63% respectively. If an arrhythmia occurred, 4 seconds of this signal is displayed on the mobile phone then it will be sent to a remote medical center by TCP/IP protocol.

Key words: ECG signal, Hilbert transform, IIR filter, m_health, TCP/IP protocol.






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