The best solution is to avoid the ECG artifact in the first place. The problem is typically solved by adjusting the placement of the electrodes. Place the EMG electrodes so that they are NOT aligned with the axis of electrical activity of the heart. Placing both EMG electrodes (Vin+ and Vin- ) on the same side of the body will help.
ECG artifact can be removed from EMG data that has been recorded by applying a 50Hz High pass FIR filter. The number of coefficients should be greater than or equal to two times the sampling rate, divided by the lowest cutoff frequency specified. For example, if running a low pass filter at 1Hz on data sampled at 100Hz, choose at least (2 X 100/1) or 200 coefficients in the filter. Additional coefficients will improve the response. Use a number four times higher.
fNIR Imaging Systems are stand-alone functional brain imaging solutions for continuous NIR spectroscopy (NIRS). They provide an in-lab cognitive function assessment and eliminate a great many of the drawbacks of a functional MRI. fNIR optical imaging technology measures neural activity and hemodynamic response in the prefrontal cortex. Subjects wear an fNIR sensor (IR light sources […]
BIOPAC co-founder and R&D Director, Alan Macy, was interviewed recently by Roger Durling for the Santa Barbara Independent. The article, “The S.B. Questionnaire: Alan Macy,” provided a background excerpt of the Santa Barbara entrepreneurs’ past as well as his answers to the Proust Questionnaire. The biomedical technology developed at BIOPAC reflects an ambitious understanding of the natural and […]
Physiological researchers have been studying the lower body through examining impacts of training, movement instruction, and innovative research measurements on an individual’s well being. The following articles represent recent developments in physiological research, moving our understanding of lower limbs and the body as a whole forward, one step at a time. The Importance of Form Improper […]