AbstractThe project is focused on developing a prototype Portable ECG Processing System to aid in the detection of heart disease. Also this device will be used by Charles Darwin University in a research to evaluate the effect of heat stress on ECG signals. One of the requirements of this project is to develop an ECG processing and recording system that has a very high cut-off frequency of about 5 KHz for observing the effect of thermal stress on ECG signals at higher frequencies.
The frontal plane of the ECG Processing System consists of three basic leads. These leads are the result of the various combinations of pairs of electrodes located on the right arm (RA), the left arm (LA) and the left leg (LL) of the patient. The resulting leads are: lead I, LA to RA; lead II, LL to RA; and lead III, LL to LA. Very often an electrode is also placed on the right leg (RL) and grounded or connected to a Driven-Right-Leg circuit.
|Date of Award||Nov 2005|
|Supervisor||Mirjam Jonkman (Supervisor)|