5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Non-contact, non-obtrusive electrocardiography in clinical environements

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246051,
        author={Bhavin Chamadiya and Kunal Mankodiya and Manfred Wagner and Rayan Nasreddine and Ulrich Hofmann},
        title={Non-contact, non-obtrusive electrocardiography in clinical environements},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Non-contact Electrocardiography Clinical environments textile capacitive electrodes patient’s freedom of  movement future hospital.},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246051}
    }
    
  • Bhavin Chamadiya
    Kunal Mankodiya
    Manfred Wagner
    Rayan Nasreddine
    Ulrich Hofmann
    Year: 2012
    Non-contact, non-obtrusive electrocardiography in clinical environements
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246051
Bhavin Chamadiya1,*, Kunal Mankodiya2, Manfred Wagner1, Rayan Nasreddine3, Ulrich Hofmann3
  • 1: Research & Development, Daimler AG, Boeblingen, Germany.
  • 2: Dept. of Rehabilitation Science & Tech., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
  • 3: Institute for Signal Processing, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany
*Contact email: bhavin.chamadiya@daimler.com

Abstract

Even though it might be beneficial to have continuous baseline data upfront, nowadays hospitalized patients are put on a vital signs monitor not earlier then they become bed-ridden. Aim of this study is to show the feasibility of a broader monitoring concept embracing many more subjects by monitoring contact-free vital signs with sensors embedded in clinical fitments. This work demonstrates a way to measure ECG unobtrusively by capacitive coupling in various clinical settings like hospital beds, stretcher s and wheel chairs. Contact ECG and non-contact ECG measurements by shielded textile electrodes are contrasted to each other and display the potential of contact-free monitoring.