Wearable Real-Time ECG Monitoring with Emergency Alert System for Scuba Diving

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Publication Details

Author(s): Cibis T, Groh B, Gatermann H, Leutheuser H, Eskofier B
Title edited volumes: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 2015-November
Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Pages range: 6074-6077
ISBN: 9781424492718
ISSN: 1557-170X


Abstract


Medical diagnosis is the first level for recognition and treatment of diseases. To realize fast diagnosis, we propose a concept of a basic framework for the underwater monitoring of a diver's ECG signal, including an alert system that warns the diver of predefined medical emergency situations. The framework contains QRS detection, heart rate calculation and an alert system. After performing a predefined study protocol, the algorithm's accuracy was evaluated with 10 subjects in a dry environment and with 5 subjects in an underwater environment. The results showed that, in 3 out of 5 dives as well as in dry environment, data transmission remained stable. In these cases, the subjects were able to trigger the alert system. The evaluated data showed a clear ECG signal with a QRS detection accuracy of 90 %. Thus, the proposed framework has the potential to detect and to warn of health risks. Further developments of this sample concept can imply an extension for monitoring different biomedical parameters.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Eskofier, Björn Prof. Dr.
Stiftungs-Juniorprofessur für Sportinformatik (Digital Sports)
Groh, Benjamin
Stiftungs-Juniorprofessur für Sportinformatik (Digital Sports)
Leutheuser, Heike
Stiftungs-Juniorprofessur für Sportinformatik (Digital Sports)


Additional Organisation
Zentralinstitut für Medizintechnik


How to cite

APA:
Cibis, T., Groh, B., Gatermann, H., Leutheuser, H., & Eskofier, B. (2015). Wearable Real-Time ECG Monitoring with Emergency Alert System for Scuba Diving. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (pp. 6074-6077). Milan, Italy, IT.

MLA:
Cibis, Tobias, et al. "Wearable Real-Time ECG Monitoring with Emergency Alert System for Scuba Diving." Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy 2015. 6074-6077.

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