Designing for reliable textile neonatal ECG monitoring using multi-sensor recordings

S. Bouwstra, W. Chen, L.M.G. Feijs, S. Bambang Oetomo, P.J.M. Cluitmans

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Abstract

When designing an ECG monitoring system embedded with textile electrodes for comfort, it is challenging to ensure reliable monitoring, because textile electrodes suffer from motion artifacts and incidental poor signal quality. For the design of a comfortable monitoring system for prematurely born babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we propose the concepts of diversity measurement and context awareness to improve reliability. Clinical multi-modal sensor data was collected in the NICU with the Smart Jacket connected to a state-of-the-art amplifier. We found that the ECG signals quality varied among sensors and varied over time, and found correlations between ECG signal, acceleration data, and context, which supports the feasibility of the concepts. Our explorative system level approach has lead to design parameters and meta-insights into the role of clinical validation in the design process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 30 August - 3 September 2011, Boston, Massachussetts
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages2488-2491
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4121-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 30 Aug 20113 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period30/08/113/09/11

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