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The book is focused on the area of remote processing of ECG in the context of telecardiology, an emerging area in the field of Biomedical Engineering Application. Considering the poor infrastructure and inadequate numbers of physicians in rural healthcare clinics in India and other developing nations, telemedicine services assume special importance. Telecardiology, a specialized area of telemedicine, is taken up in this book considering the importance of cardiac diseases, which is prevalent in the population under discussion. The main focus of this book is to discuss different aspects of ECG acquisition, its remote transmission and computerized ECG signal analysis for feature extraction. It also discusses ECG compression and application of standalone embedded systems, to develop a cost effective solution of a telecardiology system.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Introduction

Abstract
Even more than a century after its invention, electrocardiogram (ECG).
Rajarshi Gupta, Madhuchhanda Mitra, Jitendranath Bera

Chapter 2. ECG Signal Analysis

Abstract
This chapter describes the basic steps for analysis of ECG signal using computer-based algorithms. Computerized analysis of ECG started in the early 1960s and considered as one of the first applications of digital computers in medicine.
Rajarshi Gupta, Madhuchhanda Mitra, Jitendranath Bera

Chapter 3. ECG Acquisition in a Computer

Abstract
Most of the modern electrocardiogram recording systems in a clinical setup use a desktop computer as the final data acquisition element.
Rajarshi Gupta, Madhuchhanda Mitra, Jitendranath Bera

Chapter 4. ECG Transmission

Abstract
The last few decades witnessed tremendous developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), mainly in the area of public networks, speed of access, data security, and accessibility of channels.
Rajarshi Gupta, Madhuchhanda Mitra, Jitendranath Bera

Chapter 5. ECG Compression

Abstract
Compression techniques for biomedical data have been an active area of research for the last 50 years or more.
Rajarshi Gupta, Madhuchhanda Mitra, Jitendranath Bera

Chapter 6. Challenges and Future Trends in Tele-Health services

Abstract
.In the developing nations, the demand for healthcare service is expected to rise in the coming years.
Rajarshi Gupta, Madhuchhanda Mitra, Jitendranath Bera

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