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An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test of the characteristic electrical activity of your heart.

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Questions about LM741 in an ECG Circuit Schematic

I'm doing an ECG circuit in which I want to use LM741 for active filters and the Right Leg Driver. Basically I will change the LT1007 in the schematic I used for simulations above with LM741 in real ...
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ECG / EEG Amplifier design tricks

First of all, sorry, I missed the links / images where I have found the solutions mentioned below (I hope, if you are familiar with this topic, you know them): I have to design an ECG / EEG analog ...
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Writing extra data causing Arduino Mega 2560 to miss sensor data

I am working on a project that requires data from 3 different sensors and syncing is necessary. The first sensor(HX711) is relatively slow proving 80 samples per second. The second sensor(MAX30101) ...
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Why choose to tie the output to the non-inverting input of an op-amp?

I came across this schematic design of a driven-leg circuit, designed in order to enhance the performance of an ECG amplifier. As far as i can see, the solution provided here is a little bit ...
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Whenever two system or sources are coupled they should have same current sink or common reference point (say ground). How to realize this in ECG?

Electrode (Ag-AgCl) are placed at different part and directly fed to positive and negative input of differential amplifier. How can we realize human body and amplifying system have same current sink ...
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Connecting TVS diodes to a floating shield

I need a little help with shielding for ECG leads. The design I'm working on has 3 leads, about 60mm in length. We use shielded cable for each lead, which all come to a meeting point at the ...
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Instrumentation Amplifier Connection Problem

I am trying to build a circuit capable of measuring ECG signals following the scheme attached. Since AD623 was out of stock, i ended up buying something like this: https://www.arduino-tech.com/cjmcu-...
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Working principle of the AD8232 high pass filter

This is the datasheet of the AD8232. On page 22 in the section "Additional High-Pass Filtering Options" is this diagram: It is said that the cut off frequency is located at I tried to find out ...
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Working Principle of AD8232 Instrumentation Amplifier

Before begin asking, here the datasheet for the IC https://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-documentation/data-sheets/AD8232.pdf At page 16 under Theory of Operation Section What I failed to ...
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Why would you put your input amplifier in front of your filtering for an ECG signal?

In this article at eetimes.com they show the signal chain for measuring an ECG. The raw signal of an ECG contains noise and offsets at least a magnitude larger than the real signal. (Some few mV ...
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Modify the AD8232 chip configuration to use only LEFT and RIGHT arm in steel leads configuration

I am an industrial designer (little experience with electronics) trying to modify one of the AD8232 chip configurations. The AD8232 is a Single-Lead, Heart Rate Monitor Front End. In the datasheet, ...
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Variance in ECG lead resistance ; its effect ; CMRR

We are designing custom ECG electrode with flexible printed wires as to reduce wires clutter from different electrode. The manufacturer has made the patch but the resistance variation between all the ...
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Can ECG electrodes be used for EEG detection?

Im having financial limitation for purchasing EEG monitoring modules or electrodes. But so is not the case for ECG. I am doubtful whether I can use ECG electrodes for EEG since brainwaves are in the ...
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Combining ECG and EDA (skin conductance) in the same chest electrodes. Possible and how could it be done?

Currently I'm designing a wearable, battery powered module that combines several sensors into a single device. In this device are modules for both ECG measurement (heart beat) and EDA (skin ...
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ECG electric design: 1 and 3 op-amp designs from a safety point of view

During the design of an ECG using an instrumentation and a differential amplifier, we can across this question: Comparing the one and three op-amp designs from a safety point of view: of the two ...
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Improve a ECG I am using an instrumentation amplifier

I am doing an EMG as a part of my senior design project. I am currently using an Instrumentation amplifier but my professor suggested using a driven right-leg circuit. I was wondering how using a ...
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Testing the integrity of cable shielding for suitability

I am currently working with an ECG cable, is there a way for me to test the integrity of the shielding of the cable without using it directly on an ECG monitor to check for interference.
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Circuit Design for ECG amplification

I've come across this circuit diagram in Biomedical Digital Signal Processing by Willis J Tompkins and in the description it says it is to do with ECG amplification. The input to the non-inverting ...
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Recording of sensory nerve evoked potential generated through skin-receptors [closed]

If we touch / give pressure to a skin, there are many mechano-receptors like meissner/pacinian corpuscles that produce action potential in neurons. I am in a need to detect those action potentials ...
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Does anyone have advice on homemade EKG/ECG leads?

I'm not sure this is where it should be posted, so apologies in advance, but I'm working with an Arduino and Sparkfun's heart rate monitor AD8232 (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12650) to gather ...
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Strange trend for ECG gold electrodes impedance at DC

I’m trying to characterize two electrodes for ECG which are made as a classic PCB with a rounded shape and with the copper covered by a thin layer of gold (ENIG process). My first attempt was to put ...
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Can someone help me read this circuit

Most of the circuit I understand but there's a few things which I don't get. First, at the bottom corners of the page, theres an open circle connected to ground. What does that mean? Second, near ...
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ECG signal amplification

I am developing a project for ECG detection using PVDF (Piezo Film) sensor. I have already managed to detect my heart rate but since the sensor used produces voltage corresponding to vibrations, ...
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ECG circuit Pre amplifier

I am in the process of designing an ECG circuit to detect heartbeat abnormalities. I have two question regarding the AD8220 datasheet: What is the function of the 2.2pF, 10pF capacitor, 10k, 15k ...
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Op amplifier ad8232 [closed]

Does anybody know how this op amp is working? And what the output signal is - avL, avR or avF. I don.t find similarities compared to a real ecg. **** Edit I don.t understand how this amplifier ...
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Parallel OpAmp configuration

I am finding it very strange what is the role of R1 in this circuit, and what would happen if I would just remove R1 along with ...
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What does this op-amp circuit do? (part of an ECG)

I would like create an ECG circuit based on this schematic (from the AD620AN datasheet): I don't know this part of the circuit and how it works. I know this is called a right leg driven circuit which ...
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Calculate battery consumption in IoT Device, Parameters and Considerations Regarding Bluetooth

I've designed a basic IoT architecture to measure biosignals. I am not an expert in the field so I have doubts in basic battery consumption calculation and considerations. The proposed system ...
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Switching input to instrumental amplifier with an analog mux (ECG, EEG)

I'm trying to find a cost effective method of taking samples of electrical signals of the body (and potentially plants). Can you have one high precision instrumental amplifier and then use an analog ...
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Configuring an instrumentation Amplifier [closed]

What is the purpose of the resistors(470 and 100k) at the input pins 3 and 2 of the instrumentation amplifier and what difference does it make if i do away with them?
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Can you measure the voltage produced in the heart using an oscilloscope or multimeter

Can you measure a PQRST wave using a multimeter or oscilloscope, it you can will two leads be enough and why are 12 leads standard tor ECG monitoring?
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Plessey Epic Sensors For Non Contact ECG

This may not be the right place to ask this question. If this is the case, please suggest an alternative and I will gladly move this question to a suitable forum. I am trying to wirelessly capture an ...
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2 Lead ECG without RLD AD8232

I have got the SparkFun kit with the AD8232. The schematic is: I wish to use only 2 leads; how do I ground the third lead RLD? I'm collecting the signal from the hands. The datasheet only gives ...
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ECG Signal Measurement using Plessey PS25201

The above said sensor measures the change in the electric field. Data sheet link : Click here When I measure the output from the sensors directly on the CRO with finger placed on the sensor; the ...