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VLSI Design of ECG Monitor from Concept to Silicon

Halak, Basel (2014) VLSI Design of ECG Monitor from Concept to Silicon, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 76pp.

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The proliferation of chronic diseases such as heart failure due to the aging population is causing an increasing pressure on healthcare systems; this makes it
extremely difficult to maintain the quality of care for patients without significant increase of budget. Switching resources from crisis management by hospitalizing patients to health maintenance through home tele-monitoring is promising solution that
can help achieve high quality of care at an affordable cost. To make this vision a reality,
there is a strong need for portable diagnostic systems. Such devices are expected to
battery operated and to communicate wirelessly, therefore they have stringent power consumption constraints. This work investigates the design and implementation of
electrocardiogram monitor used for the detection and classification of the heart’s electrical signal. This device is an essential part of chronic heart failure diagnostic equipment and implantable pacemakers. The design process of such a system is described from initial specifications to final implementation and testing on field programmable gate array (FPGA). Power-saving methodologies employed at every stage of development are also presented.

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Published date: 14 November 2014
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 373505
ISBN: 978-3659636899
PURE UUID: 99c96ac3-95d3-4e71-87cc-980fb47396a7

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Date deposited: 20 Jan 2015 13:17
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:33

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Author: Basel Halak

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