ECG CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS IN A ZIGBEE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

Enda Barrett, Des Chambers, Cosmin Rotariu

Abstract

Wireless technology has become ubiquitous in our daily lives. From 802.11 to Bluetooth we have become familiar with new technologies and expectations are rife as to its potential. The medical world is potentially lucrative for the use of such technology. The ability to improve patient comfort, monitor patients remotely and increase device mobility should all contribute handsomely to patient life quality. It also offers the unique opportunity to monitor ambulatory patients in a real-time environment. Outlined is an approach to integrate an Electrocardiogram (ECG) classifier into an overall wireless patient monitoring system enabling real-time classification and analysis of ECG data. Our research has shown that it is possible to use the open source classifier (Hamilton, 2002) in a wireless sensor network for beat detection and arrhythmia classification. We have tested the classifier with up to 80 simulated sensors proving that its lightweight implementation enables it to cope perfectly with only minor modifications needed. It was found that the addition of multiples of sensors produced on average 0.01% performance degradation.

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in Harvard Style

Barrett E., Chambers D. and Rotariu C. (2009). ECG CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS IN A ZIGBEE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-65-4, pages 322-326. DOI: 10.5220/0001548703220326


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals09,
author={Enda Barrett and Des Chambers and Cosmin Rotariu},
title={ECG CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS IN A ZIGBEE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={322-326},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001548703220326},
isbn={978-989-8111-65-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - ECG CLASSIFICATION AND ANALYSIS IN A ZIGBEE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK
SN - 978-989-8111-65-4
AU - Barrett E.
AU - Chambers D.
AU - Rotariu C.
PY - 2009
SP - 322
EP - 326
DO - 10.5220/0001548703220326