Telecardiology: Hurst exponent based anomaly detection in compressively sampled ECG signals

Chandra, B S and Challa, Subrahmanya Sastry and Jana, Soumya (2013) Telecardiology: Hurst exponent based anomaly detection in compressively sampled ECG signals. In: 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom, 9-12 October, 2013, Lisbon; Portugal.

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Telecardiology systems, involving remote diagnosis of cardiac anomaly based on ECG signals, generally acquire such signals at the Nyquist rate, and transmits the data to diagnostic facilities. Such systems are not designed under either power or bandwidth constraints. However, in certain scenarios involving remote communities in developing and underdeveloped world, both the above constraints could be acute. The present paper takes a first step towards a constrained design keeping such scenarios in view. Specifically, we propose a system where automated classification is performed on the ECG signals, and only anomalous signals are transmitted for further diagnosis and intervention, thereby saving bandwidth. Additionally, we propose compressive sampling as a low-power alternative to traditional Nyquist sampling method, which also lowers bandwidth requirement. Finally, we illustrate our method by designing such a compressive classifier using ECG signals from the widely used PhysioNet database. Specifically, we demonstrate that an average down sampling factor of three leads to desirable classification performance in terms of both sensitivity and specificity while substantially saving both power and bandwidth.

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Challa, Subrahmanya SastryUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compressed sensing; ECG signals; Hurst exponent; Self similarity; Wavelets
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Mathematics
Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 09:28
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 10:20
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