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IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 Jan;60(1):189-92. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2012.2217958. Epub 2012 Sep 7.

A wearable cardiac monitor for long-term data acquisition and analysis.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


A low-power wearable ECG monitoring system has been developed entirely from discrete electronic components and a custom PCB. This device removes all loose wires from the system and minimizes the footprint on the user. The monitor consists of five electrodes, which allow a cardiologist to choose from a variety of possible projections. Clinical tests to compare our wearable monitor with a commercial clinical ECG recorder are conducted on ten healthy adults under different ambulatory conditions, with nine of the datasets used for analysis. Data from both monitors were synchronized and annotated with PhysioNet's waveform viewer WAVE ( [1]. All gold standard annotations are compared to the results of the WQRS detection algorithm [2] provided by PhysioNet. QRS sensitivity and QRS positive predictability are extracted from both monitors to validate the wearable monitor.

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