A method to reduce floating ground effect on wearable Electrocardiography (ECG) sensors

Heart’s electrical activities are traditionally collected by employing multiple electrodes that are connected the patient’s body and collected and recorded on an electrocardiogram. The objective of this project is to enhance the patient’s comfort and allow for a continues ECG monitoring with improved flexibility while minimizing the sacrifices of detected and accumulated data. In this proposal an unconventional method is suggested that employs physically separated sensors and circuits to enhance patient comfort and allows for a better flexibility. In this approach, three devices are used to collect and convert the signal and eventually transfer it to the wireless transmission block of the system. In this work, the focus is on the data collection of the three developed ECG sensors and the front-end circuit of the system that can collect and convert the signal for transmission without the need for a common ground electrode.

Matthew Santos
Iman Taha
Faculty Supervisor: 
Arezoo Emadi
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