Evaluation of magnetoelectric sensor systems for cardiological applications

Reermann, Jens, Durdaut, Phillip, Salzer, Sebastian, Demming, Thomas, Piorra, André, Quandt, Eckhard, Frey, Norbert, Höft, Michael and Schmidt, Gerhard (2018) Evaluation of magnetoelectric sensor systems for cardiological applications Measurement, 116 . pp. 230-238. DOI 10.1016/j.measurement.2017.09.047.

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Thin-film magnetoelectric sensors are able to measure very low magnetic fields. As a consequence the hypothesis that magnetoelectric sensors could be used for biomagnetic measurements was often mentioned but never proven. In this contribution the first proof of this hypothesis will be given by the measurement of the (well-known) R-wave of the human heart. This will be achieved by closing the gap between the sensor sensitivity and the signal level by averaging. In order to guarantee a fast convergence of the averaging process even in very noisy (realistic) measurement environments, different adaptive averaging techniques in the time- and frequency-domain are pointed out. The evaluation by synthetic measurements shows an improvement of the averaging process by up to 20 dB in terms of signal-to-noise ratio for an instationary measurement scenario in comparison to the conventional averaging after 750 average periods. Finally, measurements of the R-wave of a human heart are performed.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Magnetoelectric sensors Sensor evaluation Sensor application Adaptive averaging Magnetocardiography
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.measurement.2017.09.047
ISSN: 02632241
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 10:20
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 13:10
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/40984

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