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2019-02-08   14:29:24   INGLÉS
IPN researchers awarded for study on heart monitoring

Mexico, Feb. 8 (Notimex).- For their study on electrocardiographic signals to monitor patients with various cardiac conditions, researchers from the National Polytechnic (IPN, for its acronym in Spanish) were awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) .

The work of Saúl Daniel Ángeles Vázquez, David Ernesto Troncoso Romero and Manuel Salazar Ramírez, of the Higher School of Computing, was selected, in the area of ​​electronics, in the International Forum on Energy, Electronics and Computers (ROPEC), from among 137 Publications of postgraduate students from universities in different countries.

In the research, a digital architecture was developed, based on the emerging theory of sampling, which allows to compress electrocardiographic signals.

In an IPN statement, Ángeles Vázquez, indicated that they worked with real information downloaded from the most important database of biomedical signals, which is endorsed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

"The signal is acquired and then compressed, processed and sent wirelessly to a receiver module (computer or server). Finally, the signal is reconstructed to detect cases of cardiac arrhythmia, "he said.

The young scientist commented that with this technology the electrocardiographic signals could be monitored to obtain a better clinical record of the patient, unlike other techniques that only analyze two days of signals and that have less storage and power, in addition to consuming excessive energy .

He pointed out that compressed sampling allows to process and acquire signals in a more efficient way, since with fewer samples, it is possible to process a signal in equipment with smaller capacity.

At a global level, the theory of compressed sampling emerged 10 years ago, but in Mexico there are still few developments based on it. "Hence the importance of this work that can lay the foundations for the development of this technological architecture in the country," he said.

The study will be published in the IEEE, a global association recognized in 160 countries that promotes innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity.

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