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

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EKG active filter designs with single power supply

This is my beginners attempt at designing a EKG. I have printed out the PCB and attached all components to it to test it out. What I have observed are the following: 1. The outputs Vout1 as well as ...
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ECG Monitoring with AD8232 ECG & ESP8266 in Ubidots

I want to try this project: https://how2electronics.com/iot-ecg-monitoring-ad8232-ecg-sensor-esp8266/ so I implemented the code in Arduino: ...
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Heart Rate Monitor, replacing pulse sensor with ECG?

I'm completely new in this area, but I would like to try this project: https://iotdesignpro.com/projects/iot-heart-rate-monitor-project-using-arduino-and-esp8266 The only mismatch is that I have an ...
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Connect ADS1298 to PC via USB

I designed an ECG board based on ADS1298 and schematics in this document (pages 52, 53, 55) with some customizations. I should connect it to PC via USB. As I found here, TI evaluation board uses a DSP ...
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The amplification factor of the EMG circuit did not meet expectations

I've recently embarked on a project to create a DIY EMG system and have been using Multisim for simulation purposes before finalizing the PCB design. Attached is an image of my EMG circuit. In this ...
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Effect of the placement of ground electrode on ECG

The above figure shows two ECG signals recorded after placing the positive electrode on the left palm and the negative electrode on the right palm. For the recording on the top column, the ground ...
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4th electrode in 3-Lead ECG

Can I use 4th electrode for ground in 3-Lead ECG? As I know 3-Lead ECG must contain 3 electrodes Source: commonly-termed-as-single-lead-recording_fig5_291972857&docid=vps8h4i3n1aU_M&w=850&...
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Battery placement in ECG circuit

Could someone tell me how to connect this circuit to power source? Shouldn't I attach battery's positive poles to all the +Vs and negative to -Vs? Why are the -Vs (4th legs) grounded?
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DC-AC converter?

Source:https://digital.wpi.edu/downloads/ns064789m?locale=zh page:15 Could someone tell me what component is this? ADC as a switch?! I am trying to build the 12 lead ECG circuit with Schematic ...
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Electrode placement in ECG circuit

Source: https://digital.wpi.edu/downloads/ns064789m?locale=zh Could someone tell where exactly the V1-V6 electrode inputs should be attached to in this circuit?
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12-lead ECG circuit diagram

I am trying to build 12 lead ECG circuit for my project, so could someone explain to me what should I do about allocating the electrodes on this diagram? Where do they need to be attached? Source: ...
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12 lead ECG electrode configuration in circuit

I have one little misunderstanding about this diagram, how are the 9 ECG electrodes attached to INAs input legs, as there are even number of them (respectively 10)? Additionally, I'm not sure where ...
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Instrumental amplifier outputs in 12 lead ECG [closed]

Currently we are trying to build 12 lead ECG circuit, so we just need to know the answers to couple of questions. Why do instrumental amplifiers on given circuit have two outputs? How are they ...
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Which lead is the output when 3 lead ECG system is used?

I am using ECG signal conditioning chip called AD8232. It takes 3 inputs, namely, right arm (RA), left arm (LA) and Right leg (RL) & gives one analog output as the ECG signal. According to ...
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Stability of driven right leg circuit in ECG amplifier

I am currently writing my Bachelor Project about an ECG amplifier. Common mode voltage on the body has a much higher amplitude than an ECG signal. To attenuate common mode noise a differential ...
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Transient analysis of ECG circuit in LTspice is taking a long time

I have been designing a circuit to filter noise from an ECG signal and amplify the signal of interest. I am achieving this by cascading the output of an instrumentation amplifier with a bandpass ...
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What is the reference voltage of Vin- and Vin+ in this circuit?

I'm trying to make a PCB board to measure Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. I have some doubts about the DC offset of the 2 input signals (\$V_{IN-}\$, \$V_{IN+}\$) with reference to analog ground. I ...
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How to convert the outputs from the AD8232 ECG modules back to the raw ECG millivolts (mV)

I have been working with the AD8232 ECG modules for a while now and I am trying to figure out what the raw ECG outputs from this module correlate to. I cannot seem to find any information from their ...
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ECG artifacts and two electrode ECG without a driven electrode (AD8232 analogue front-end)

I am using the SparkFun Heart Rate Monitor which contains the AD8232 front-end chip. I want to use only two electrodes (LA and RA) without the RLD driven electrode. I am aware that this question has ...
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Surge/signal protection for low voltage ECG leads

ECG leads generally see voltages in the range of -5mV to 5mV and a frequency range of .05Hz - 150Hz. We are peripherally stimulating the patients with up to 200v at a frequency of 1kHz elsewhere on ...
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How to convert the outputs from the MAX30003 and/or AD8232 ECG modules to millivolts (mV)

I have been working with the MAX30003 and AD8232 ECG modules for a while now and I am trying to figure out what the raw outputs from both modules correlate to. I cannot seem to find any information ...
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How to choose DAC for ECG simulator [closed]

I'm trying to design and build ECG simulator device. It's supposed to output voltage in millivolts range (with microvolts precision) using a pre-configured signal (either pre-recorded heart plot or ...
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Calculate the minimum data rate required for transmission of EEG signals (0.4-64.4Hz)

I'm a little bit confused here. I assumed that the transmission is going to be PCM, so I calculated this way: I assumed number of bits (n) and sampling frequency (64.4 * 2) then I said that the ...
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Is one RLD electrode enough for multichannel ECG acquisition system?

I am trying to design the multichannel ECG measuring device. My device has to acquire 3 signals at the same time. I have to use 6 electrodes to be able to measure those signals. My problem is each ...
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Coexistence Testing for Consumer grade RF and ECG Systems

How are ECG (electrocardiogram) systems tested on wearable products to show no coexistence issue RF systems? Specifically I am trying to understand if the products are tested with ECG electrodes ...
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Risk of getting shocked by ECG leads? [closed]

I have recently come into possession of a GE patient monitor (Eagle 4000) which looks structurally sound, probably decommissioned because of its age. It seems to work without a hiccup but I remembered ...
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Choosing the right op amp for ECG application

My current experiment involves building an electrocardiogram (ECG) as in this previous question. How should I go about finding the right op amp for this application? In my attempt to implement the ...
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Help identify ECG signal acquisition using AD2

I have recently got into electronics. I have access to an Analog Discovery 2 (AD2) kit with signal generator and oscilloscope functions. I have been trying to teach myself how to use this equipment ...
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Can someone help me understand why exactly high CMRR is so important, particularly in medical instrumentation like ECG?

So I have spent days reading about specifics of op-amps, instrumentation amps, and ECG circuitry and it just isn't clicking for me. As I understand it, the common mode signal gets amplified and added ...
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Part Suggestions For ECG Project

I am planning to build a project around https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12650 to take an ECG while I am on a roller-coaster (not for medical purposes, just for fun). The following points are (...
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How to design a 2nd Order High Pass Butterworth filter with a cutoff frequency of 0.5 Hz? [closed]

c1=c2=10µf, R1? R2? using the unity-gain Sallen-key topology what should I do?
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How to choose TVS/ ESD for sensitive application?

I am using ad8232 ECG with 3 electrode configuration, Edited ad8232 used schematic I need to protect circuit from any voltage more than 5V, since ecg measure only around 300mV with common mode signals....
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Can max86150 use in wrist?

I am looking for an SPO2 sensor where I can mount on the wrist. but most data sheets do not specify whether sensors can be used in wrist-mounted devices. they mention fitness or just wearables, I ...
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Recording sensory nerve action potentials at the skin surface without electrical stimulus

I studied many nerve conduction studies. In these studies, there is one stimulator that excites the nerve and there are electrodes placed at the skin surface on the path of the nerves to record the ...
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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

Here is the datasheet for the AD8232 IC. On page 16 under Theory of Operation Section: What I failed to understand is how the instrumentation amplifier amplifies the ECG signal from an electrode. It ...
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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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