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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4947-4960; doi:10.3390/s130404947
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Analysis and Description of HOLTIN Service Provision for AECG monitoring in Complex Indoor Environments

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Edificio Los Tejos, 1 Planta, UPNA, Pamplona, 31006 Navarra, Spain
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Received: 11 March 2013 / Revised: 9 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 April 2013 / Published: 12 April 2013
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Abstract

In this work, a novel ambulatory ECG monitoring device developed in-house called HOLTIN is analyzed when operating in complex indoor scenarios. The HOLTIN system is described, from the technological platform level to its functional model. In addition, by using in-house 3D ray launching simulation code, the wireless channel behavior, which enables ubiquitous operation, is performed. The effect of human body presence is taken into account by a novel simplified model embedded within the 3D Ray Launching code. Simulation as well as measurement results are presented, showing good agreement. These results may aid in the adequate deployment of this novel device to automate conventional medical processes, increasing the coverage radius and optimizing energy consumption.
Keywords: ambulatory electrocardiogram; U-Health; HOLTIN; 3D ray launching ambulatory electrocardiogram; U-Health; HOLTIN; 3D ray launching
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Led, S.; Azpilicueta, L.; Aguirre, E.; de Espronceda, M.M.; Serrano, L.; Falcone, F. Analysis and Description of HOLTIN Service Provision for AECG monitoring in Complex Indoor Environments. Sensors 2013, 13, 4947-4960.

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