Ambulatory healthcare monitoring is becoming essential due to the type of lifestyle people are living today. We aim to propose a wearable system for recording the electrocardiogram (ECG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) signals of the subject. It is a convenient option of hospitalization for the patients suffering from various cardiac and neuronal disorders. The cardiac abnormalities like bradycardia, tachycardia, atrial and ventricular fibrillation/flutter and neuronal diseases like epilepsy are increasing in the people of age group 35 to 50 years due to sedentary lifestyles. The significance of the project comprises in two ways: firstly, because it is wearable and ambulatory in nature, subject can perform his/her routine activities. Secondly, the system will be providing both ECG and EEG signals using a single board. Till date the researchers have developed wearable sensor based systems for single parameter monitoring. But, the system capable of acquiring both ECG and EEG signals has not been reported till date. A compact, wearable system is expected as an outcome, which continuously records an ECG and EEG signals of a subject, while he/she is performing the routine activities. This may be extremely helpful for diagnosing the cardiac or neurological abnormalities of the person, which may not be detected at the instant when a person goes to the physician for check-up. The proposed system records the ECG/EEG signals of the subject for long time with possible abnormal cardiac/ neurological episodes. Moreover, it will be a low-cost healthcare monitoring system affordable by the common man of the society.
WEARABLE SYSTEM FOR AMBULATORY HEALTHCARE MONITORING
- Principal Investigator: Dr. Rahul K. Kher
- Co InvestigatorDr. Bhaskar Thakkar
- Duration2 Years
- Amount Rs .1007916
- Funding AgencyCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)