Analysis of ECG Data Compression Techniques

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Volume-5 Number-3                       
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : V.S.R Kumari , Sridhar Abburi


V.S.R Kumari , Sridhar Abburi . "Analysis of ECG Data Compression Techniques". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V5(3):116-124 Nov 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


ECG (electrocardiogram) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. The heart is a muscular organ that beats in rhythm to pump the blood through the body. Large amount of signal data needs to be stored and transmitted. So, it is necessary to compress the ECG signal data in an efficient way. In the past decades, many ECG compression methods have been proposed and these methods can be roughly classified into three categories: direct methods, parameter extraction methods and transform methods. In this paper a comparative study of Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT), Discrete sine Transform (DST) and Discrete Cosine Transform-II (DCT-II). Records selected from MIT-BIH arrhythmia database are tested. For performance evaluation Compression Ratio (CR), Percent Root Mean Square differences (PRD) are used.


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Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) and Discrete sine Transform (DST), ECG data compression, ECG, Percentage Mean Square Difference (PRD), Compression Ratio (CR).