Md. Kafiul Islam

Work place: Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Independent University, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Research Interests: Engineering, Theoretical Computer Science, Neural Networks, Computer systems and computational processes, Human-Computer Interaction, Computational Science and Engineering


Dr. Md. Kafiul Islam received his B.Sc. in EEE from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2008 and Ph.D. degree in ECE from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore in 2015. He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the dept. of EEE in Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) since 2016. Dr. Islam is a member of IEEE and IEEE EMBS society and serves as technical committee member or reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He has published/co-authored more than 10 peerreviewed journal articles and around 10 international conference papers till now. His research expertise includes biomedical instrumentation and signal processing, neural engineering, brain-computer interfacing, etc.

Author Articles
Towards Development of a Low Cost and Portable ECG Monitoring System for Rural/Remote Areas of Bangladesh

By Sayed Tanvir Alam Md. Moin Hossain Mohammad Dehan Rahman Md. Kafiul Islam

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 May 2018

An electrocardiogram (ECG) machine is a device that checks the patient’s heart rhythm and electrical activity. This is done by attaching sensors on the skin of the patients. But the problem with these machines is that, these are expensive and not portable. Thus it is difficult to use these machines in the rural or remote areas of developing countries like Bangladesh where the issue of portability and cost arises. In this paper, the problem of cost and portability is addressed. We propose a complete solution for a low-cost portable ECG monitoring from recording to report generation for patients including real-time ECG traces on screen with storage options and calculation of all necessary diagnostics parameters for helping the doctors to make decision. This type of ECG machines could be used in hospitals, homes, villages or even in a disaster area. The system designed in this paper includes a PC/Laptop, as these devices are now widely available, at least available at hospitals and health care centers, even in rural/remote areas of Bangladesh. With this, a significant difference can be made against heart diseases. 

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