Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Wearable System for EKG Monitoring - Evaluation of Night-Time Performance

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_17,
        author={Antti Vehkaoja and Jarmo Verho and Alper C\o{}mert and Markku Honkala and Jukka Lekkala},
        title={Wearable System for EKG Monitoring - Evaluation of Night-Time Performance},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Wearable EKG wireless network textile electrode night-time heart rate},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_17}
    }
    
  • Antti Vehkaoja
    Jarmo Verho
    Alper Cömert
    Markku Honkala
    Jukka Lekkala
    Year: 2012
    Wearable System for EKG Monitoring - Evaluation of Night-Time Performance
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_17
Antti Vehkaoja1,*, Jarmo Verho1,*, Alper Cömert1,*, Markku Honkala1,*, Jukka Lekkala1,*
  • 1: Tampere University of Technology
*Contact email: antti.vehkaoja@tut.fi, jarmo.verho@tut.fi, alper.comert@tut.fi, markku.honkala@tut.fi, jukka.lekkala@tut.fi

Abstract

We evaluated the night-time heart rate recognition performance of our wireless EKG measurement system with four persons during fourteen nights. The system uses fabric electrodes, which rely on moisture of the skin as the electrolyte for optimal operation. Even with the small amount of sweating during night, we achieved an average of 99.8 % R-peak recognition rate when data transmission failures of the wireless network were not considered. Based on our test the performance of the textile electrodes is on par with commercial disposable gel EKG electrodes that were used as a comparison.