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ECG Standard Patient Belt

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052834D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Newell, DC: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article relates generally to electrodes utilized in obtaining electrocardiograph (ECG) measurements from a patient and, more particularly, to a patient belt having electrodes which are pre-positioned in the V1-V6 positions.

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ECG Standard Patient Belt

This article relates generally to electrodes utilized in obtaining electrocardiograph (ECG) measurements from a patient and, more particularly, to a patient belt having electrodes which are pre-positioned in the V1-V6 positions.

The present approach contemplates the use of pre-sized patient belts (small- medium-large) wherein the V1-V6 positions of the electrodes are fixed so that increased accuracy may be obtained when repetitive measurements are required.

The ECG patient belt 1, shown in the above figure, has the configuration shown and includes a pair of the belts 2A,2B, of LYCRA*, spandex or similar material. A substrate 3 of polyethylene terephthalate is designed to be sandwiched between belts 2A,2B. A printed circuit formed by well-known techniques includes a plurality of conductors 4 each of which terminate at one end at a connector 5 and at the other end thereof in a circular conductor portion
6. The remainder of substrate 3 is provided with a conductive ground plane 7, portions of which surround circular conductor portion 6 to help eliminate extraneous noise from affecting the desired heart signals.

Belts 2A,2B and substrate 3 are sealed together such that connector 5 extends through aperture 5A in belt 2 and such that holes 8 in belts 2A,2B and substrate 3 are all in registry. Holes 8 in belt 2A are of sufficient size to permit a flange portion 9 of metallic electrode or electrical transducer 10 to engage each circular conducto...