Ultra low-power biomedical signal processing: an analog by Sandro A. P. Haddad, Wouter A. Serdijn (auth.)

By Sandro A. P. Haddad, Wouter A. Serdijn (auth.)

Ultra Low-Power Biomedical sign Processing describes sign processing methodologies and analog built-in circuit ideas for low-power biomedical platforms. Physiological indications, corresponding to the electrocardiogram (ECG), the electrocorticogram (ECoG), the electroencephalogram (EEG) and the electromyogram (EMG) are generally non-stationary. the most hassle in facing biomedical sign processing is that the data of curiosity is usually a mix of beneficial properties which are good localized temporally (e.g., spikes) and others which are extra diffuse (e.g., small oscillations). This calls for using research tools sufficiently flexible to address occasions that may be at contrary extremes when it comes to their time-frequency localization.

Wavelet rework (WT) has been commonly utilized in biomedical sign processing, mostly as a result of the versatility of the wavelet instruments. The WT has been proven to be a truly effective software for neighborhood research of non-stationary and quick temporary indications as a result of its solid estimation of time and frequency (scale) localizations. Being a multi-scale research method, it bargains the opportunity of selective noise filtering and trustworthy parameter estimation.

Often WT structures hire the discrete wavelet rework, applied on a electronic sign processor. despite the fact that, in extremely low-power purposes similar to biomedical implantable units, it isn't appropriate to enforce the WT by way of electronic circuitry as a result of quite excessive strength intake linked to the necessary A/D converter. Low-power analog recognition of the wavelet rework allows its software in vivo, e.g. in pacemakers, the place the wavelet rework offers a way to super trustworthy cardiac sign detection.

In Ultra Low-Power Biomedical sign Processing we current a unique strategy for enforcing sign processing in response to WT in an analog approach. The method awarded specializes in the advance of extremely low-power analog built-in circuits that enforce the necessary sign processing, making an allowance for the constraints imposed through an implantable gadget.

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From the Fourier analysis, the signals’ frequency content is easily detected. , when the change of the momentary frequency component took place, is lost, as can be seen from the inverse Fourier Transform. , the discontinuity) it is necessary to decompose it over waveforms that are also well localized in time. , discontinuities) it is necessary to decompose it over waveforms that are well localized in time. For instance, one can apply a rectangular (so-called Haar-basis) window function [1], which is well localized in time, to “zoom-in” on the singularity of the signal in the time domain.

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A phase inverter circuit (Q5, Rphi1 and Rphi2 ) was provided to invert the polarity signal from transistor Q3. Second, to provide rate discrimination, which avoided triggering of Q6 by signals occurring at a rate greater than a minimum value. The 60 Hz signals have a rate of 120 pulses per second which is much greater than 72 pulses per minute. Each pulse fully charged CUNI and the next pulse was delivered before the capacitor had an opportunity to discharge to any meaningful extent and the increase in the capacitor voltage was negligible.

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