BITtalino: A Biosignal Acquisition System based on the Arduino

Ana Priscila Alves, Hugo Silva, André Lourenço, Ana Fred

Abstract

Our work presents a low-cost biosignal acquisition system, BITalino, based on the Arduino hardware platform; both the hardware and software components are detailed, together with experimental evaluation. This system was designed to be integrated in a biometric platform based on Electrocardiographic (ECG) signals, that will be used for identity recognition. The experimental evaluation revealed that this system is not only capable of ECG signal acquisition, for biometric purposes, but it can also be used as a generic platform for other biomedical applications, greatly extending its applicability. In this paper we describe the proposed platform, with special emphasis on the design principles and functionality. Future work will focus on further developing our hardware, targeting its integration in a prototype system for ECG-based biometric recognition.

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in Harvard Style

Alves A., Silva H., Lourenço A. and Fred A. (2013). BITtalino: A Biosignal Acquisition System based on the Arduino . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-34-1, pages 261-264. DOI: 10.5220/0004243502610264


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices13,
author={Ana Priscila Alves and Hugo Silva and André Lourenço and Ana Fred},
title={BITtalino: A Biosignal Acquisition System based on the Arduino},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={261-264},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004243502610264},
isbn={978-989-8565-34-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013)
TI - BITtalino: A Biosignal Acquisition System based on the Arduino
SN - 978-989-8565-34-1
AU - Alves A.
AU - Silva H.
AU - Lourenço A.
AU - Fred A.
PY - 2013
SP - 261
EP - 264
DO - 10.5220/0004243502610264