Commercial ECG Systems

Published on Jan 1, 2018
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-59340-1_6
Roman Trobec21
Estimated H-index: 21
Ivan Tomasic11
Estimated H-index: 11
(MDH: Mälardalen University College)
+ 2 AuthorsViktor Avbelj12
Estimated H-index: 12
Besides the standard 12-lead ECG and the Holter monitor, today the market offers a wide range of modern ECG devices and services supported by the latest developments in ICT. This chapter is devoted to the current state-of-the-art from the area of ECG with a reduced number of leads. We focus on ECG wireless body sensors, differentiating between those that measure only heart rate and are used just for entertainment or during sport activities, and those that actually measure and analyze the ECG signal, with all its waveforms. The latter are elaborated in more detail, particularly our differential ECG sensor and its commercial version Savvy, for which we provide also a comprehensive comparison to other state-of-the-art sensors in that field. It is, however, inevitable that the state-of-the art will change in the future. The constant progress in ICT will always drive the development of new and improved ECG devices.
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