IIT-Hyderabad model to make ECGs available in remote areas

Monday, August 31, 2015

A team of four IIT-H professors have proposed a two-tier-cardiology framework in which electrocardiogram (ECG) records can be transmitted even when available resources such as power and bandwidth are limited.

"A major chunk of the population lives in rural or semi-urban areas where healthcare facilities are inefficient and inadequate. To address this issue, we used compressed sampling ECG signals, applied mathematics and allied fields like machine learning," S. Jana, one of the team-members, told IANS.

"We have successfully designed practical compressive classifiers that require only a fraction of the usual number of ECG measurements for analysis, classification and reconstruction," he added.

Source: ZeeNews (link opens in a new window)

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