Unobtrusive, Low-Cost Out-of-Hospital, and In-Hospital Measurement and Monitoring System

Tiina Vuorinen, Kai Noponen, Vala Jeyhani, Muhammad Awais Aslam, Matti Juhani Junttila, Mikko Paavo Tulppo, Kari Sakari Kaikkonen, Heikki Veli Huikuri, Tapio Seppänen, Matti Mäntysalo, Antti Vehkaoja

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Continuous monitoring of vital signs can be a life-saving matter for different patient groups. The development is going toward more intelligent and unobtrusive systems to improve the usability of body-worn monitoring devices. Body-worn devices can be skin-conformable, patch-type monitoring systems that are comfortable to use even for prolonged periods of time. Herein, an intelligent and wearable, out-of-hospital, and in-hospital four-electrode electrocardiography (ECG) and respiration measurement and monitoring system is proposed. The system consists of a conformable screen-printed disposable patch, a measurement unit, gateway unit, and cloud-based analysis tools with reconfigurable signal processing pipelines. The performance of the ECG patch and the measurement unit was tested with cardiac patients and compared with a Holter monitoring device and discrete, single-site electrodes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2000030
JournalAdvanced Intelligent Systems
Issue number3
Early online date19 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • body-worn monitoring
  • electrocardiography
  • impedance pneumography
  • printed electronics
  • wireless monitoring

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