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A system for unassisted ECG/fECG and novel VLSI architecture-and-microcells for it
Author(s): V. K. Jain
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a system for unassisted monitoring of (a) adult ECG and (b) in case of pregnant mothers, the mother’s and the fetal ECG (fECG), the latter by its extraction from the overshadowing maternal ECG (mECG). We propose to monitor these vital signals from a bathtub at home with no leads placed on the subject’s body, therefore completely unassisted. The leads are passive, and placed permanently on the inner surface of the bathtub. DSP is used both for extracting the orthogonal vector-cardiogram from the bathtub leads and also for efficient separation of the fECG from the combined mother-and-fetal signal (mfECG) – taking into account a composite, highly complex, medium. Presented also is a novel architecture for on-chip processing based on application-specific CMOS VLSI cells developed in our laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10662, Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XV, 106620C (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304946
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V. K. Jain, Univ. of South Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10662:
Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XV
Brian M. Cullum; Douglas Kiehl; Eric S. McLamore, Editor(s)

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