Enhanced real-time ECG coder for packetized telecardiology applications

Alesanco, A., Olmos, S., Istepanian, R. S. H. and Garcia, J. (2006) Enhanced real-time ECG coder for packetized telecardiology applications. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 10(2), pp. 229-236. ISSN (print) 1089-7771

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A new real-time compression method for electrocardiogram (ECG) signals has been developed based on the wavelet transform approach. The method is specifically adaptable for packetized telecardiology applications. The signal is segmented into beats and a beat template is subtracted from them, producing a residual signal. Beat templates and residual signals are coded with a wavelet expansion. Compression is achieved by selecting a subset of wavelet coefficients. The number of selected coefficients depends on a threshold which has different definitions depending on the operational mode of the coder. Compression performance has been tested using a subset of ECG records from MIT-BIH Arrhythmia database. This method has been designed for real-time packetized telecardiology scenarios both in wired and wireless environments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Comision Interministerial de Ciencia Technologia (CICYT) and Fondos Europeos de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) [grant numbers: TSI2004-04940-C02-01]; the Fondo de Investigacion Sanitaria (FIS) [grant number FIS G03/117] and Telefonica Moviles of Spain.
Uncontrolled Keywords: compression, electrocardiogram (ECG) coder, electrocardiogram (ECG) transmission, telecardiology, compression, wavelet, system, telemedicine, internet
Research Area: Computer science and informatics
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (until 2011)
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Depositing User: Sue Snelling
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:47
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/TITB.2005.856853
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/1585

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