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Low Cost ECG Monitor for Developing Countries

Brian A Walker, Ahsan H Khandoker, Jim Black, S Marusic (ed.), M Palaniswami (ed.), J Gubbi (ed.), YW Law (ed.)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2009 FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT SENSORS, SENSOR NETWORKS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING | IEEE | Published : 2009

Abstract

Cardiac or cardiovascular disease (CSD) will become the leading cause of death worldwide by the year 2010. To help doctors in developing countries make an accurate diagnosis, an electrocardiogram (ECG) of low cost has been built and fully tested. Though primarily designed for cardiac diagnosis, respiratory rates and other vital health information such as Sleep Apnea can be extracted from ECG signals. There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of mobile phone subscribers in the developing world which has seen mobile phones used in ways not seen in the developed world. Mobile phones can be used to display the patient's ECG, thus dramatically reducing the cost, and to provide doctor..

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