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Wrist and arm sensing technologies for cardiac arrhythmias detection

Objective

Abnormal heart rhythms are a major cause of cardiovascular disease and death in Europe. Sudden cardiac death accounts for 50% of cardiac mortality in developed countries; ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation is the commonest underlying arrhythmia. In the ambulatory population, atrial fibrillation is the commonest one, and is associated with increased risk of stroke and heart failure, particularly in the aged population. If arrhythmias are detected at an early stage of heart disease, appropriate treatment can be effective, reducing disability and death. However, in the early stages of disease these may be transient, lasting only a few seconds, and thus difficult to detect. Current approaches to cardiac rhythm monitoring include: a) non-invasive external recording devices; which are suitable for short term (<24h) recording, and b) implantable loop recorders, which are inserted subcutaneously beneath the chest wall; capable of monitoring heart rhythm for extended periods, but there is considerable expense associated with the device, hospitalisation costs and risk of infection.

The proposed joint research project through staff exchange activities, will investigate enabling technologies for non-invasive recording heart rhythm during long periods of time (>36h), using a wrist or arm wearable device with novel ECG sensing techniques and embedded real-time cardiac arrhythmia detection processes. The problem of extracting the far-field heart electrogram signal from noise components will be addressed using smart denoising algorithms.

The project will impact by establishing a successful international and intersectoral partnership for the development of new technologies addressing a significant cardiovascular healthcare problem. These technologies will be suitable for integration into current e-Health and cardiac information systems, and will impact on healthcare costs reduction by improved efficiency in the diagnosis and early treatment of cardiac disease

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 135 000

Participants (6)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Cork Road
X91 Waterford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
S.D. INFORMATIKA DOO INFORMATICKI INZENJERING, POSLOVNE USLUGE I TRGOVINA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Andrije Stampara 8A
10410 Velika Gorica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTELESENS LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Unit 4 Heron Road, Sydenham Business Park
BT3 9LE Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address
Trust Headquarters, College Of Nursing, Craigavon Area Hospital, Lurgan Road 68
BT63 5QQ Portadown
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (4)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CARABOBO
Venezuela
Address
Avenida Bolivar Norte
2001 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD SIMON BOLIVAR
Venezuela
Address
Valle De Sartenejas Baruta
1201 Caracas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA
Colombia
Address
Carrera 7 40-62
571 Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
Address
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments