Robust Heart Beat Detector Based on Weighted Correlation and Multichannel Input: Implementation on the ECG recorded with textile electrodes
2013 (English)In: International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, ISSN 1947-315X, Vol. 4, no 1, 61-71 p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a robust heartbeat detector for noisy electrocardiograms (ECGs) recorded with textile electrodes. We suggest a method based on weighted correlation in a multi-channel ECG to obtain a heartbeat detector. Signals were acquired during rest and at movements which simulate every day activities. From each recording a segment corresponding to a heartbeat was extracted and correlated with the whole signal. From the correlation data, heartbeat candidates were derived and weighted based on their variance similarity with the heartbeat model and previous heartbeats. Finally, the outputs of each channel were added to create the global output. The output was compared to the Pan Tompkins heartbeat detector. Results are promising for recordings at rest (sensitivity = 0.97, positive predictive value (PPV) = 0.97). For static muscle tension in the torso the results were much higher than the reference method (sensitivity = 0.77, PPV = 0.85). Corresponding values for the reference method were sensitivity = 0.96 and PPV = 0.95 at rest and sensitivity = 0.52 and PPV = 0.75 during muscle tension.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI Global, 2013. Vol. 4, no 1, 61-71 p.
textile electrodes, multichannel ecg, noise suppression, heartbeat detector
Other Medical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79772DOI: 10.4018/jehmc.2013010106OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79772DiVA: diva2:544312
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