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Heartbeat identification for smartphones


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Today’s smartphones and fitness gadgets provide a variety of apps for health monitoring. Monitoring the heartbeat has also been proposed for use as a password, to ensure security and privacy, and this idea is currently being developed in e.g. the Nymi wristband. As part of ongoing research, techniques have been developed to analyse the ECG signal to facilitate personalisation of pacemaker devices, see This project aims to implement the method proposed in the paper “Human Identification Using Heartbeat Interval Features and ECG Morphology”, Proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA 2012), Springer, 2013. The implementation will be evaluated using a hardware testbed to be provided. The project will suit a student interested in embedded software. For more information about the pacemaker project see