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Comparison of HRV Indices of ECG and BCG Signals

Publication Date : 25/02/2016

Author(s) :

Kavya Remesh , Job Chunkath.

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Volume 3
Issue 2
(02 - 2016)

Abstract :

Electrocardiography (ECG) is a transthoracic interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart. It plays a vital role in the diagnosis of heart related problems. The processed ECG signal provides accurate, fast and reliable information of clinically important parameters like duration of QRS complex, the R-R interval, occurrence, amplitude and duration of P, R and T waves which are used to evaluate the patient’s cardiac conditions. Inorder to monitor patient’s health conditions during sleep or to evaluate autonomic nervous system, many annoying electrodes has to be attached to the subject’s body. It can disturb comfortable sleep and moreover it is very expensive, so continuous sleep monitoring is difficult. The best method to overcome these disturbances is to use Ballistocadiography (BCG) which records the mechanical activity of the heart, instead of ECG. The BCG can be acquired using sensor’s that can be laid under the bed (non invasive). Here in this work the HRV indices of simultaneously acquired ECG and BCG signals are compared and found that the BCG signal can provide satisfactory results as that of ECG, so for long term monitoring BCG can be used instead of ECG.

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