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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250053D
Publication Date: 2017-May-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 166K

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A self-powered ECG clip comprises a Bluetooth transmitting device, and a dynamic self-powered generator system, which utilizes a push action on a lever to generate power to operate the ECG clip.

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The present disclosure relates generally to electrocardiography (ECG) devices, and more particularly to ECG clips for use with the ECG devices.

Present wireless ECG devices still use wired small acquisition devices such as clips, which require frequent charging to support multiple ECG devices. The various acquisition devices are difficult to clean and maintain because of the lead cables from the electrodes to the transmitting unit, which make accessibility difficult.

Therefore, there exists a need for improvement of ECG clips.


FIG. 1 is a schematic illustration of a dynamic, self-powered ECG clip.


The present disclosure proposes self-powered ECG clips. The self-power generation mechanism recharges the device before every ECG. Each of the ECG clip is compatible with standard electrodes. The user attaches the standard electrode with the ECG device, positions the electrodes on the patient for the ECG, and simultaneously, presses a lever to generate power for the ECG. The generated power is stored in the device for a limited time, sufficient for completing an ECG scan, and transmitting the ECG scan details to a main acquisition device (which is a wireless acquisition device). The ECG clips begin acquiring and transmitting data as soon as all ECG clips are connected to and synchronized with the main acquisition device.

FIG. 1 shows that the proposed ECG clips are small and do not require...