An ultra-high input impedance ECG amplifier for long-term monitoring of athletes

Gaetano Gargiulo, Paolo Bifulco, Mario Cesarelli, Mariano Ruffo, Maria Romano, Rafael A. Calvo, Craig Jin, André van Schaik

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Abstract

We present a new, low-power electrocardiogram (ECG) recording system with an ultra-high input impedance that enables the use of long-lasting, dry electrodes. The system incorporates a low-power Bluetooth module for wireless connectivity and is designed to be suitable for long-term monitoring during daily activities. The new system using dry electrodes was compared with a clinically approved ECG reference system using gelled Ag/AgCl electrodes and performance was found to be equivalent. In addition, the system was used to monitor an athlete during several physical tasks, and a good quality ECG was obtained in all cases, including when the athlete was totally submerged in fresh water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalMedical Devices: Evidence and Research
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Fresh Water
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Keywords

  • Bioelectric potentials
  • Biomedical electrodes
  • ECG monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Gargiulo, G., Bifulco, P., Cesarelli, M., Ruffo, M., Romano, M., Calvo, R. A., ... van Schaik, A. (2010). An ultra-high input impedance ECG amplifier for long-term monitoring of athletes. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, 3(1), 1-9.

An ultra-high input impedance ECG amplifier for long-term monitoring of athletes. / Gargiulo, Gaetano; Bifulco, Paolo; Cesarelli, Mario; Ruffo, Mariano; Romano, Maria; Calvo, Rafael A.; Jin, Craig; van Schaik, André.

In: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010, p. 1-9.

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Gargiulo, G, Bifulco, P, Cesarelli, M, Ruffo, M, Romano, M, Calvo, RA, Jin, C & van Schaik, A 2010, 'An ultra-high input impedance ECG amplifier for long-term monitoring of athletes', Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-9.
Gargiulo, Gaetano ; Bifulco, Paolo ; Cesarelli, Mario ; Ruffo, Mariano ; Romano, Maria ; Calvo, Rafael A. ; Jin, Craig ; van Schaik, André. / An ultra-high input impedance ECG amplifier for long-term monitoring of athletes. In: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research. 2010 ; Vol. 3, No. 1. pp. 1-9.
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