ME 340 Project (part 1)

ME 340 Project (part 1) - lives, as doctors are now...

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Usman Ansari 01/31/2011 ME 340
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Usman Ansari 01/31/2011 ME 340 MED-EKG (Medical Electrocardiogram) I am a mechanical engineering pre-med student, so I am very interested in learning about and analyzing any kind of medical engineering device. The EKG (electrocardiogram) is an innovative device that combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The EKG has the ability to detect irregular heart rhythms and therefore weaknesses in different parts of the heart muscle. It is a device that will continue to grow in its use and importance in the medical industry, helping to save human
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Unformatted text preview: lives, as doctors are now becoming more dependent on its use to diagnose patients. The patients put their fingers on electrodes, which are sensors that read small voltages through the body produced by the contraction of the heart. As the signal travels along the internal circuit, it is passed through several filters. The signal is also amplified by several op amplifiers. Finally, the signal is passed on to a computer or oscilloscope where it can be seen and analyzed to check for irregular heart rhythms....
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