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Performance and productivity benefits using multi-core processors for the analysis of digital long-term ECG recordings
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2008 (English)In: Computers in Cardiology, 2008, 2008, 1069-1072 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Modern Holter recorders allow the acquisition of 12 lead ECGs with a sampling rate of IKHz or higher and a resolution of 16 bits over more than 24h. While large volumes of data can be easily stored on flash memory cards the analysis of these biosignals requires considerable calculation power and network bandwidth. In general, processing time is important when hundreds of digital recordings from large study groups need to be analyzed The objective of the following investigation is to address the question: Can performance and productivity benefits in ECG analysis be achieved using multi-core processor technology? Because these processors have two or more processing cores they can perform parallel processing. The results show that segmentation of Holter data and running the same program multiple times simultaneously can dramatically speedup the computing performance.

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2008. 1069-1072 p.
Keyword [en]
Holter recorders, biosignal analysis, digital long term ECG recordings, flash memory cards, multicore processors, electrocardiography, flash memories, medical signal processing
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-89887DOI: 10.1109/CIC.2008.4749230ISI: 000263940800269OAI: diva2:503889
35th Annual Conference on Computers in Cardiology
QC 20120217Available from: 2012-02-17 Created: 2012-02-17 Last updated: 2012-02-17Bibliographically approved

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