Live ECG readings using Google Glass in emergency situations

Müller, Henning (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Schaer, Roger (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Salamin, Fanny (Hôpital Cantonal Fribourg) ; Jiménez del Toro, Oscar Alfonso (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Atzori, Manfredo (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Widmer, Antoine (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis))

Most sudden cardiac problems require rapid treatment to preserve life. In this regard, electrocardiograms (ECG) shown on vital parameter monitoring systems help medical staff to detect problems. In some situations, such monitoring systems may display information in a less than convenient way for medical staff. For example, vital parameters are displayed on large screens outside the field of view of a surgeon during cardiac surgery. This may lead to losing time and to mistakes when problems occur during cardiac operations. In this paper we present a novel approach to display vital parameters such as the second derivative of the ECG rhythm and heart rate close to the field of view of a surgeon using Google Glass. As a preliminary assessment, we run an experimental study to verify the possibility for medical staff to identify abnormal ECG rhythms from Google Glass. This study compares 6 ECG rhythms readings from a 13.3 inch laptop screen and from the prism of Google Glass. Seven medical residents in internal medicine participated in the study. The preliminary results show that there is no difference between identifying these 6 ECG rhythms from the laptop screen versus Google Glass. Both allow close to perfect identification of the 6 common ECG rhythms. This shows the potential of connected glasses such as Google Glass to be useful in selected medical applications.


Type de conférence:
full paper
Faculté:
Economie et Services
Ecole:
HEG VS HES-SO Valais-Wallis - Haute Ecole de Gestion & Tourisme
Institut:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Classification:
Informatique
Adresse bibliogr.:
Milan, Italy, 25-29 August 2015
Date:
Milan, Italy
25-29 August 2015
2015
Pagination:
4 p.
Titre du document hôte:
Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2015
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