• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 16, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Design and Implementation of Real-time Electrocardiogram Monitoring System for Telemedicine Services


Background/Objectives: In this study, a real-time cost effective, light weight and portable Electrocardiogram (ECG) based telemedicine system for the monitoring of cardiac patients is designed and assembled. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The proposed system is realized with the aid of instrumentation amplifier to improve the signal strength and a notch filter that eliminates the noise from the ECG signal. The output interface of the system is a simple computer/laptop that receives an ECG signal from an Atmega-32 microcontroller using RS-232 serial module. Findings: The ECG waveform parameters such as heartbeat rate, amplitude level, and period of the PQRST wave are acquired and displayed on the GUI interface of LabVIEW. Applications/Improvements: The proposed system can be best implemented in a non-clinical environment such as home, offices and remote areas etc. Furthermore, improvements can be done by incorporating the designed system with the multimedia mobile service for the comfort of the patient and doctor so that they can send and receive ECG signal from any place at any time.

Keywords: Atmega-32, Cardiovascular Disease, GUI Interface, Notch Filter, Telemedicine, ECG, RS-232


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