SignalGeneriX new contract on medical DSP
SignalGeneriX has recently been awarded a new contract in the area of medical electronics for the tele-health industry. The new technology to be developed through IcyHeart project is set to change the relationship between patients and doctors through the delivery of 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, comprising leading technology researchers and SME’s from across 5 European countries. Consortium partners include: CSEM (Switzerland) which is the Scientific Coordinator, EPFL (Switzerland), SignalGeneriX (Cyprus), Docobo Ltd (UK), PRISMA (Greece), Dolphin Integration (France) and RTD-Talos who is the coordinator of the project.
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.