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Sensors 2017, 17(4), 711; doi:10.3390/s17040711

A Cardiac Early Warning System with Multi Channel SCG and ECG Monitoring for Mobile Health

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Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City 33302, Taiwan
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Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan City 33305, Taiwan
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Graduate Institute of Medical Mechatronics, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City 33302, Taiwan
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Academic Editors: Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Thanos G. Stavropoulos and Antonis Bikakis
Received: 23 February 2017 / Revised: 24 March 2017 / Accepted: 26 March 2017 / Published: 29 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Ambient Assisted Living, Ubiquitous and Mobile Health)

Abstract

Use of information and communication technology such as smart phone, smart watch, smart glass and portable health monitoring devices for healthcare services has made Mobile Health (mHealth) an emerging research area. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is considered as a leading cause of death world wide and an increasing number of people die prematurely due to CHD. Under such circumstances, there is a growing demand for a reliable cardiac monitoring system to catch the intermittent abnormalities and detect critical cardiac behaviors which lead to sudden death. Use of mobile devices to collect Electrocardiography (ECG), Seismocardiography (SCG) data and efficient analysis of those data can monitor a patient’s cardiac activities for early warning. This paper presents a novel cardiac data acquisition method and combined analysis of Electrocardiography (ECG) and multi channel Seismocardiography (SCG) data. An early warning system is implemented to monitor the cardiac activities of a person and accuracy assessment of the early warning system is conducted for the ECG data only. The assessment shows 88% accuracy and effectiveness of our proposed analysis, which implies the viability and applicability of the proposed early warning system. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mobile Health (mHealth); Body Area Network (BAN); Coronary Heart Disease (CHD); Electrocardiography (ECG); Seismocardiography (SCG); warning system Mobile Health (mHealth); Body Area Network (BAN); Coronary Heart Disease (CHD); Electrocardiography (ECG); Seismocardiography (SCG); warning system
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Sahoo, P.K.; Thakkar, H.K.; Lee, M.-Y. A Cardiac Early Warning System with Multi Channel SCG and ECG Monitoring for Mobile Health. Sensors 2017, 17, 711.

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