An experimental method for bio-signal denoising using unconventional sensors

Aviles-Espinosa, Rodrigo, Dore, Henry and Rendon-Morales, Elizabeth (2023) An experimental method for bio-signal denoising using unconventional sensors. MDPI SENSORS, 23 (7). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1424-8220

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In bio-signal denoising, current methods reported in literature consider purely simulated envi-ronments, requiring high computational powers and signal processing algorithms that may in-troduce signal distortion. To achieve an efficient noise reduction, such methods require previous knowledge of the noise signals or to have certain periodicity and stability, making the noise es-timation difficult to predict. In this paper, we solve these challenges through the development of an experimental method applied for bio-signal denoising using a combined approach. This is based on the implementation of unconventional electric field sensors used for creating a noise replica required to obtain the ideal Wiener filter transfer function and achieve further noise reduction. This work aims to investigate the suitability of the proposed approach for the real-time noise reduction affecting bio-signal recordings. The experimental evaluation presented considers two scenarios: a) human bio-signals trials including electrocardiogram, electromyogram and elec-trooculogram; and b) bio-signal recordings from the MIT-MIH arrhythmia database. The per-formance of the proposed method is evaluated using qualitative (i.e. power spectral density) and quantitative criteria (i.e. signal-to-noise ratio and mean square error) followed by a comparison between the proposed methodology and state of the art denoising methods. The results indicate that the combined approach proposed in this paper can be used for noise reduction in electro-cardiogram, electromyogram and electrooculogram signals achieving noise attenuation levels of 26.4 dB, 21.2 dB and 40.8 dB, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ECG, Noise removal, Wiener, filtering, signal processing and electric filed sensing
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2023 09:58
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2023 16:00

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