Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak

Abstract

Decreased heart rate variability (HRV) seems to predict increased risks of sudden cardiac death. Thus HRV monitoring may provide additional information that could help in the risk stratification of patients. We designed a dual-channel personal computer based monitor to calculate HR and HRV indices, from electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals. Preliminary tests showed that the PPG signal can be used as an alternative to obtain accurate HRV values from resting subjects.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2007

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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