EU, researchers, and industry leaders seek to deliver unobtrusive wireless battery powered ECG monitoring solution for ambulatory use with the ability to analyze the ECG waveform and detect abnormal events in real time.
IcyHeart is a European project co-funded by the Research Executive Agency under Grant Agreement number 286130, comprised of leading technology researchers and SME's from across 5 European countries.
IcyHeart is 21-month collaborative research and development project, coordinated by TALOS RTD in Cyprus that commences in October 2011. Consortium partners include: CSEM (Switzerland) which is the Scientific Coordinator, EPFL (Switzerland), SignalGeneriX (Cyprus), Docobo Ltd (UK), PRISMA (Greece), Dolphin Integration (France).
The objective of IcyHeart is to investigate and demonstrate a highly integrated and power-efficient microelectronic solution for remote monitoring of a person’s electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. A complete System-on-a-Chip (SoC) will be developed and will embark on a single chip an ultra low-power signal acquisition front-end with analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) for ECG, a low-power digital signal processor (DSP), and a low-energy radio frequency (RF) transceiver. Energy efficient signal processing algorithms targeting ECG and similar signals will be embedded and run on the on-chip DSP. The proposed research will enable major technological breakthroughs in the areas of highly ...