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A smartphone based telemedicine system for recording limited lead body surface potential maps

Finlay, D.D.; Nugent, C.D.; Breen, Cathal; Bond, R.; Moore, G.


D.D. Finlay

C.D. Nugent

R. Bond

G. Moore


In this paper we describe the development of a limited lead BSPM system which is based around a commercial 12-lead ECG acquisition unit and a smartphone. We repositioned the six precordial leads to allow for better information capture and hence more accurate reconstruction of BSPMs. The new lead positions were chosen using a data mining based lead selection algorithm. We developed two specific lead sets, one optimized for QRS monitoring and one optimized for ST segment monitoring. The 12-lead ECG device used is a commercially available system which is designed to capture the 12-lead ECG and transmit it via Bluetooth to a standard personal computer. The personal computer can then be used to store, display or print the recorded ECG. For our purpose we have replaced the personal computer with a Microsoft Windows Mobile based smartphone. To achieve this, software has been developed which allows the smartphone to capture the information from the 12-lead ECG device and store it on a removable solid state memory card. The software was developed using Visual Basic .NET and is designed to run on any device supporting the .NET Compact Framework. Further work is required to refine the developed software to support enhanced visualization and storage of the recorded data

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2009 36th Annual Computers in Cardiology Conference (CinC)
Start Date Sep 13, 2009
End Date Sep 16, 2009
Online Publication Date Apr 8, 2010
Publication Date 2009
Deposit Date Nov 3, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 237-240
Series ISSN 2325-8853
Book Title 2009 36th Annual Computers in Cardiology Conference (CinC)
Keywords Body surface potential maps, ECG devices, Lead selection, Microsoft windows, NET compact framework, Smart phones, Solid state memory cards, ST segment, Telemedicine systems, Visual Basic .NET
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