Portable ECG machine

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by gehan_s, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. gehan_s

    Thread Starter Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Hi all,

    (SLIIT EE 25/02/2013)

    I am still trying to find a final year project and came up with the idea to build a portable ECG machine. But it looks like another guy has given the same idea (this is the second time that happened to me). So I am thinking of adding some options to it.

    I don't know if the other guy's device is portable so there is one difference. I am thinking of having a display to show the wave and a SD card output to store the data, body temperature measurement.

    What other things can I add to it? The thing is it shouldn't be too complicated. If I add enough options then I could even change the name to "portable medical tester" or something.

    If you have any other project ideas please tell me.

    Thanks in advance !!!!!!!!!!

    New Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    You could make your ECG more robust; In addition to displaying the ECG waveform you could also calculate and show the heart rate of the person. A medical ECG would use 12 leads so you can investigate the implementation of such devices, and finally the ECG could have a leads on/leads off indicator.