The Use of Field Programmable Analog Array for Heart Beat Detection

D. Grzechca and J. Rutkowski (Poland)


FPAA, ECG signal, signal processing, heart beat detector


This paper presents an application of field programmable analog array (FPAA) to heart rate detection within the ECG signal. The internal model of the FPAA has been designed for signal processing laboratory where a student examines two heart beat detectors (or QRS detectors). Both detectors are presented in this article. First one consist of a single comparator and the second one is composed of four blocks: filter, peak detector, half/full wave rectifier and comparator. An exemplary ECG signal is evaluated and results are concluded.

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