Smart phone monitoring of second heart sound split

TitleSmart phone monitoring of second heart sound split
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsThiyagaraja, S, Vempati, J, Dantu, R, Sarma, T, Dantu, S
Conference Name2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Date PublishedAug
Keywordsacoustic signal processing, aortic component, biomedical equipment, Biomedical monitoring, cardiac diagnosis, cardiology, continuous wavelet transform, Continuous wavelet transforms, discrete wavelet transform, discrete wavelet transforms, fast Fourier transform, fast Fourier transforms, frequency domain, Heart, heart auscultation, heartbeat recording, medical signal processing, Monitoring, patient diagnosis, patient monitoring, pulmonic component, second heart sound split, smart phone monitoring, smart phones, stethoscope

<p>Heart Auscultation (listening to heart sounds) is the basic element of cardiac diagnosis. The interpretation of these sounds is a difficult skill to acquire. In this work we have developed an application to detect, monitor, and analyze the split in second heart sound (S2) using a smart phone. The application records the heartbeat using a stethoscope connected to the smart phone. The audio signal is converted into the frequency domain using Fast Fourier Transform to detect the first and second heart sounds (S1 and S2). S2 is extracted and fed into the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and then to Continuous Wavelet Transform (CWT) to detect the Aortic (A2) and the Pulmonic (P2) components, which are used to calculate the split in S2. With our application, users can continuously monitor their second heart sound irrespective of ages and check for a split in their hearts with a low-cost, easily available equipment.</p>


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