High Resolution Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring using Wrist Mounted Electric Potential Sensors

Harland, C J, Clark, T D and Prance, R J (2003) High Resolution Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring using Wrist Mounted Electric Potential Sensors. Measurement Science and Technology, 14. pp. 923-928. ISSN 0957-0233

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the application of an electric potential sensor to the ambulatory monitoring of the human electrocardiogram (ECG). We show that a high resolution ECG can be acquired using two of these sensors mounted wristwatch style, one on each wrist. These sensors, which do not require a real current conducting path in order to operate, are used non-invasively without making electrical contact to the subject. Furthermore, their sensitivity and low noise floor have made it possible to detect a peak which corresponds, in timing, to the His bundle depolarization¿a feature not normally seen in conventional surface ECGs. We predict that these new devices will rapidly find application in the areas of clinical medicine and ambulatory monitoring.

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Additional Information: This paper describes a new configuration of sensors used for non-invasive ambulatory monitoring of the electrocardiogram (ECG). The paper has attracted huge interest because of the excellent quality of data. Publishers feedback shows 100 downloads of the paper requested in the first 8 weeks of publication. These sensors have been successfully used in an hospital operating theatre worn by a patient whilst undergoing cardiac RF-ablation procedures. Active collaboration is ongoing at St. Marys Hospital, London (contact: Prof. N.S. Peters, n.peters@imperial.ac.uk). The work was funded by EPSRC grant GR/R87550/01 and contributed to patent application UK 0605717.8 (Mar-2006).
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Christopher Harland
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:27
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2015 12:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31322
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