The programmable ECG simulator


CANER C., ENGİN M. , ENGİN E. Z.

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS, vol.32, no.4, pp.355-359, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10916-008-9140-1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SYSTEMS
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-359

Abstract

This paper reports the design and development of Digital Signal Controller (DSPIC)-based ECG simulator intended to use in testing, calibration and maintenance of electrocardiographic equipment, and to support biomedical engineering students' education. It generates all 12 healthy ECG derivation signals having a profile that varies with heart rate, amplitude, and different noise contamination in a manner which reflects true in vivo conditions. The heart rate can be set at the range of 30 to 120 beats/minute in four steps. The noise and power line interference effects can be set at the range of 0 to 20 dB in three steps. Since standard commercially available electronic components were used to construct the prototype simulator, the proposed design was also relatively inexpensive to produce.