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Diagnosis of the Electrocardiogram Using a Smartphone

Martin, Elizabeth; Nugent, Chris; Bond, Raymond; Finlay, Dewar; Breen, Cathal


Elizabeth Martin

Chris Nugent

Raymond Bond

Dewar Finlay


Electrocardiograms can be used for diagnosing various cardiac conditions. They are traditionally printed as a hard copy on thermal graph paper, which a clinician can then use to support the overall diagnosis. Nevertheless, as technology evolves aspects of healthcare are embracing these technological advancements. One such technology that is being accepted is the Smartphone. Lightweight, portable and with impressive processing speed, smartphones are becoming a familiar sight within healthcare, and used not only for the purposes of making phone calls. There are many healthcare applications available which are already proving popular amongst clinicians and patients, such as WebMD, Trusted Health and Wellness Information as well as First Aid - Emergency Handbook. Additionally, with a range of five to twelve mega pixel camera as standard, images can be taken and details can be presented in ways previously not thought possible. This paper reports upon the motivations of using a smartphone within healthcare and describes the findings of having fifteen electrocardiograms diagnoses using an Apple iPhone by a clinician.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS)
Start Date May 27, 2014
End Date May 29, 2014
Online Publication Date Aug 25, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Feb 23, 2023
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series ISSN 2372-9198
Book Title 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
Keywords Electrocardigram, Smartphone, Images