Authors: Manan AlMusallam; Adel Soudani
Addresses: Computer Science Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ' Computer Science Department, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Wireless body sensor networks (WBSNs) and wearable technologies are the new trends in healthcare applications. This technology can provide real-time monitoring of the patient's biosignals and health condition. In this context, the analysis of ECG signals, reflecting the heart activity, is considered as the key tool in diagnosing cardiac disorders such as atrial fibrillation (AF) that can lead to strokes and heart failure. Classical approaches for sensor-based AF detection require continuous transmission of ECG signals to a remote server, which can rapidly exhaust the sensor energy and shorten the lifetime of the application. In this paper, we propose a new low-power scheme for AF episodes detection in ECG signal that is intended for implementation in WBSN. The paper details the design of this scheme and demonstrates its high accuracy for AF detection and shows that it saves 93% of energy.
Keywords: wireless body sensor networks; WBSN; ECG signal processing; features extraction; atrial fibrillation.
International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2019 Vol.11 No.1, pp.28 - 37
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