A4 Article in conference proceedings
Electromechanical Cardiac Monitoring SoC for Atrial Fibrillation Detection

List of Authors: Jonas Eriksson, Mika Kutila, Tapani Nevalainen, Phong Nguyen, Kati Sairanen, Marko Ylitolva, Tero Koivisto, Mikko Pänkäälä
Publication year: 2017
Book title *: 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Number of pages: 4
ISBN: 978-1-5090-1427-9
eISBN: 978-1-4673-6853-7
ISSN: 2379-447X


A wireless multisensor platform for monitoring human's cardiovascular system is presented. The designed sensor node incorporates front-ends for an ECG, an accelerometer and a pressure sensor. The system architecture builds on an openMSP430 processor. The main application for the designed System on Chip (SoC) is the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF). To this end, a dedicated hardware accelerator analyzes the acceleration signal for possible AF. The system is designed for low-power operation. For example the supply voltage is SI{0.6}{olt} for the processor and 1.0–1.2V for other components. The system was implemented in STMicroelectronics 0.133µm CMOS process.

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