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Integrated System Based on Wireless Sensors Network for Cardiac Arrhythmia MonitoringROTARIU, C. , MANTA, V. , CIOBOTARIU, R.
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cardiac arrhythmia, heart rate detector, low power microcontrollers, remote patient monitoring, wireless sensors network
monitoring(11), system(10), rotariu(7), costin(6), sensor(5), heart(5), biomedical(5), network(4), mobile(4), medical(4)
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Date of Publication: 2013-02-28
Volume 13, Issue 1, Year 2013, On page(s): 95 - 100
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2013.01016
Web of Science Accession Number: 000315768300016
SCOPUS ID: 84875320731
This paper describes the research carried out for designing and producing an integrated system for monitoring patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmias. Our system is based on a wireless sensors network (WSN) and can be used in hospital or at home. It is able to measure and transmit the patient's heart rate (HR) by radio to a central telemonitoring station. The HR is continuously computed from the electrocardiographic signals using custom developed devices. These devices are attached to the patient and are based on low power microcontrollers and wireless transceivers. The data is uploaded through WSN on the central telemonitoring station. The software running on the telemonitoring station receives the HRs from monitored patients through WSN, displays them as temporal waveforms and activates the alerts when HR arrhythmia is detected. An experimental system for cardiac arrhythmia has been designed, implemented and tested.
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