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Electrocardiography, Electromyography, and Accelerometry Signals Collected with BITalino While Swimming: Device Assembly and Preliminary Results

Pombo, N. ; Garcia, N. M. ; Silva, H. ; Fazendeiro, P. ; Pinto, A. Pinto ; Dias, G. ; Felizardo, V. F.

Electrocardiography, Electromyography, and Accelerometry Signals Collected with BITalino While Swimming: Device Assembly and Preliminary Results , Proc IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Vol. 0, pp. 0 - 0, September, 2016.

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Abstract
The measurement of bio-signals is an important
tool not only to assess the physical fitness, but also to prevent
and/or to anticipate clinical episodes. In this paper a prototype
to collect biosignals in water environments is described. This
prototype collects three different signals such as
accelerometry, electrocardiography, and electromyography,
and was developed based on a modified off-the-shelf
BITalino, to allow its use in water related bio-signal research.
Several challenges are raised related with acquisition,
transmission, and analysis of data, namely on defying
environments such as swimming. The proposed model
revealed it accuracy and suitability when applied on the
swimming context.