Measurement of ECG belt tension in premature infants

Edward J. Ciaccio, Gary M. Drzewiecki, Michael Graff, Jeffrey Greenwald, Mark Hiatt, Thomas Hegyi

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Abstract

A strain gauge sensor is described which adjoins with a foam rubber ECG belt via Velcro tabs, for the purpose of monitoring the level of attachment tension. Size, weight, and stability considerations are important factors governing instrument design. The mechanical response is uniform in frequency (fn = 401 Hz, ζ = 0.08) and linear (±4%; r = 0.998), with a measured sensitivity of 0.44-mV/V/gm tension. The measurement of several fixed belt tension levels, within a range typically used by medical personnel, is described. Preliminary results suggest that measurement of belt attachment tension can be easily obtained and has potential applications to clinical medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages139-140
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
EventProceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - University Park, PA, USA
Duration: Mar 26 1990Mar 27 1990

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OtherProceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
CityUniversity Park, PA, USA
Period3/26/903/27/90

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Ciaccio, E. J., Drzewiecki, G. M., Graff, M., Greenwald, J., Hiatt, M., & Hegyi, T. (1990). Measurement of ECG belt tension in premature infants. 139-140. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, University Park, PA, USA, .