High-Resolution Synchronous Digital Ballistocardiography Setup

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  • Nico Jähne-Raden
  • Ulf Kulau
  • Henrike Gütschleg
  • Thiemo Clausen
  • Tobias Jura
  • Stephan Sigg
  • Lars Wolf

Research units

  • Technical University of Braunschweig


Ballistocardiography (BCG) describes the measurement and analysis of ballistic forces that are evoked by the heart's movement and propagated to the surface of the body. Although there are several research groups focusing on BCG, the understanding on general BCG signals is still limited, as existing studies only consider a small number of subjects and insufficient measurement setups.This paper presents first results of our ongoing study to collect BCG ground-truth data. We present a custom hardware implementation for both, high data quality and simultaneous ECG reference measurement. In a large-scale study we currently collected more than 10 hours of BCG data from 34 subjects including BCG in resting position as well as under physical stress. In addition, related biometric data are collected to enable comprehensive investigations. We plan to provide access to the data for interested researchers.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Computing in Cardiology, CinC 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventComputing in Cardiology Conference - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 8 Sep 201911 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameComputing in Cardiology
ISSN (Print)2325-8861
ISSN (Electronic)2325-887X


ConferenceComputing in Cardiology Conference
Abbreviated titleCinC

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