Review on Power Line Interference Removal from ECG Signal Using Adaptive and Error Filter

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Ms. Disha Nandeshwar, Prof. Mrs R. N. Mandavgane, Prof. Ms. J. D. Dhande


An ECG signal is basically an index of the functionality of the heart. For example, a physician can detect arrhythmia by studying abnormalities in the ECG signal. Since very fine features present in an ECG signal may convey important information, it is important to have the signal as clean as possible. Power line interference may be significant in electrocardiography. Often, a proper recording environment is not sufficient to avoid this interference. ECG signals polluted by power line noise of relatively large amplitude were the frequency of power line interference accurately at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, a sharp notch filter would be able to separate and eliminate the noise. The major difficulty is that the frequency can vary about fractions of a Hertz, or even a few Hertz. Two different approaches have been proposed in literature for this purpose notch filters and adaptive interference cancellers. Notch filters reduce the power line interference by suppressing predetermined frequencies. One of the possible alternatives to take frequency variations into account is the use of an external reference power line signal. An ideal EMI filter for ECG should act as a sharp notch filter to eliminate only the undesirable power line interference while automatically adapting itself to variations in the frequency and level of the noise. This technique, available by the use of adaptive filters only, is reported in literature and present serious practical difficulties and is difficult to implement.

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, M. D. N. P. M. R. N. M. P. M. J. D. D. “Review on Power Line Interference Removal from ECG Signal Using Adaptive and Error Filter”. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, vol. 5, no. 3, Mar. 2017, pp. 516-9, doi:10.17762/ijritcc.v5i3.342.