Medical Sciences

Title :

Development of Advanced Holter Monitor with extended recording and episode detection

Area of research :

Medical Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus area :

Point of care diagnostic tests and surveillance systems for common non-communicable and Infectious diseases

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Goutam Saha, Professor, Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

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Executive Summary :

The current approach towards monitoring of cardiac rhythm over an extended period, requires implantable devices or external devices used under special care. These devices either display rhythms that have been pre-defined by the user or are activated by patient at the onset of symptoms. The lack of monitoring of continuous Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal may lead to loss of valuable data on many important ECG variables such as ST segment, cumulative atrial and ventricular arrhythmia burden, heart rate variability, etc. Because of these, many important episodes may go undetected. Proposed is development of an advanced Holter Monitor which is expected to overcome these limitations. Attempts will also be made to make it function like a remote cardiac monitor by wirelessly transmitting its data for use in telemetry. The early work done by the investigating team members, comprising of MedTech experts show promise of development of an affordable, useful solution.


Dr. Samit Ari, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Dr. Nitish Naik, Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Dr. Harikrishnan Sivadasan Pillai, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, Dr. Anirban Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

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