This paper investigates the application of the newly proposed Kronecker-based method for the reconstruction of compressively sensed electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. By applying the Kronecker-based method, ECG signal acquisition is done in smaller lengths. Collection of smaller length of ECG signals leads to fewer arithmetic operations during the compression phase. Instead of recovering individually in smaller lengths, recovery is done over several concatenated segments. This newly proposed recovery method improves the quality of the reconstructed signal when compared to the traditional recovery done without concatenation. Two random measurement matrices, namely the Gaussian and the Bernoulli matrices, are considered as sensing matrices in this study and the methodology is evaluated using 10 ECG signals acquired from the MIT arrhythmia database. The random Bernoulli matrix is found to provide better quality of recovered compressed ECG signal even with the traditional compressive recovery techniques. Recovery by the newly proposed Kroneckerbased method results in higher SNR in all the ECG signals when the compression ratio (CR) is 25% or 50% and when the CR is 75%, improvement is observed in majority of the ECG signals. Lower CRs provide better reconstruction than higher CRs. The Kronecker-based recovery method may be useful for wearable ECG devices.

Compression ratio, Compressive Sensing, ECG Compression, Kronecker Product, Reconstruction, Signal Quality, Signal Recovery, Wearable Sensors
13th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2018
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Mitra, D. (Dipayan), Zanddizari, H. (Hadi), & Rajan, S. (2018). Improvement of Signal Quality during Recovery of Compressively Sensed ECG Signals. In MeMeA 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings. doi:10.1109/MeMeA.2018.8438647