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

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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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Identifying components on ECG circuit

I recently took apart a Movesense Electrocardiogram (ECG) to figure out how it gets such a clean output, because I tried a development board with the same ECG chip (MAX30003WING#) but its output was ...
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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

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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