Highly integrated ultra-low-power SoC solution for unobtrusive and energy-efficient wireless cardiac monitoring

(ICY HEART)

 
Project Overview
 
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 integrated "sensing-converting-processing-transmitting" solutions in a single chip. The IcyHeart technology will generate high market value for the European SMEs developing novel cardio-monitoring products in home and professional environments, and create high societal impact for several categories of European citizens requiring miniature, comfortable and easy-to-use wireless tele-healthcare solutions.
 
Partners Involved
 
  • RTD Talos Limited (Cyprus)
  • DOLPHIN Itegration (France)
  • SignalGeneriX Ltd (Cyprus)
  • Centre Suisse d' Electronique et Microtechnique SA, CSEM (Switzerland)
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland)
  • Prisma Electronics (Greece)
  • DOCOBO (UK)
 

For more information you can visit the project's dedicated website: http://www.icyheart-project.eu/
 

 
  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 286130.