Title

CardioGuard: A Brassiere-based Reliable ECG Monitoring Sensor System for Supporting Daily Smartphone Healthcare Applications

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2014

Abstract

We propose CardioGuard, a brassiere-based reliable electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring sensor system, for supporting daily smartphone healthcare applications. It is designed to satisfy two key requirements for user-unobtrusive daily ECG monitoring: reliability of ECG sensing and usability of the sensor. The system is validated through extensive evaluations. The evaluation results showed that the CardioGuard sensor reliably measure the ECG during 12 representative daily activities including diverse movement levels; 89.53% of QRS peaks were detected on average. The questionnaire-based user study with 15 participants showed that the CardioGuard sensor was comfortable and unobtrusive. Additionally, the signal-to-noise ratio test and the washing durability test were conducted to show the high-quality sensing of the proposed sensor and its physical durability in practical use, respectively.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health

Volume

20

Issue

12

First Page

1093

Last Page

1102

ISSN

1530-5627

Identifier

10.1089/tmj.2014.0008

Publisher

Mary Ann Liebert

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2014.0008