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.
The ETVision (ETV) wearable unit resembles an eyeglasses frame that can be worn by itself or over the participant’s prescription eyeglasses. It contains miniature “eye cameras” that view each eye and a “scene camera” that views the scene in front of the participant, and a microphone. An optional visor can be mounted to the front […]
BIOPAC provides software and hardware that allows research teams to study stimulus presentation data. Here are a few notable studies using BIOPAC equipment for research on stimuli’s effects using ECG and SCL data. Your Face Scares Me This study addressed the impact of individual differences in social anxiety by examining the effects of perceptual load and stimulus valence when […]
BIOPAC’s comprehensive Introductory ECG Guide addresses fundamental to advanced concerns to optimize electrocardiography data recording and analysis. Topics include: ECG Complex; Electrical and Mechanical Sequence of a Heartbeat; Systole and Diastole; Configurations for Lead I, Lead II, Lead III, 6-lead ECG, 12-lead ECG, precordial leads; Ventricular Late Potentials (VLPs); ECG Measurement Tools; Automated Analysis Routines for extracting, […]