Off-the-Person Electrocardiography

Hugo Plácido da Silva, Carlos Carreiras, André Lourenço, Ana Fred


Electrocardiography (ECG) methods are still mostly bound to hospital and short-time data acquisition settings. Still, a paradigm shift is emerging, in which everyday technology is increasingly capable of measuring ECG signals in a more pervasive manner. This is paving the way for systems that can better analyze and adapt to perceived changes in the health status or behavior of the user. In this paper we present a taxonomy for the intrusiveness of ECG data acquisition systems, describe a sensor design for what we call the "off-the-person" approach, and provide a discussion of the main challenges posed by these new methodologies. Our work is targeted at pervasive electrocardiography through signal acquisition at the hand palms or fingers, by providing a simplified sensor setup that can be integrated into virtually any object with which the person interacts with. Experimental results show that data acquired using our proposed approach is highly correlated with data obtained through conventional methods.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Plácido da Silva H., Carreiras C., Lourenço A. and Fred A. (2013). Off-the-Person Electrocardiography . In Proceedings of the International Congress on Cardiovascular Technologies - Volume 1: IWoPE, (CARDIOTECHNIX 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-78-5, pages 99-106. DOI: 10.5220/0004647700990106

in Bibtex Style

author={Hugo Plácido da Silva and Carlos Carreiras and André Lourenço and Ana Fred},
title={Off-the-Person Electrocardiography},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Congress on Cardiovascular Technologies - Volume 1: IWoPE, (CARDIOTECHNIX 2013)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Congress on Cardiovascular Technologies - Volume 1: IWoPE, (CARDIOTECHNIX 2013)
TI - Off-the-Person Electrocardiography
SN - 978-989-8565-78-5
AU - Plácido da Silva H.
AU - Carreiras C.
AU - Lourenço A.
AU - Fred A.
PY - 2013
SP - 99
EP - 106
DO - 10.5220/0004647700990106