Muscle and Baseline Wander Artifact Reduction in ECG Signal Using Efficient RLS Based Adaptive Algorithm

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Gowri T. 1,* Rajesh kumar P. 2

1. Dept. of ECE, GIT, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530045, A.P, INDIA

2. Dept. of ECE, AUCE, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, A.P, INDIA

* Corresponding author.


Received: 10 Sep. 2015 / Revised: 12 Dec. 2015 / Accepted: 1 Feb. 2016 / Published: 8 May 2016

Index Terms

RLS Adaptive algorithms, Signal to noise ratio, artifacts, mean square error, ECG signal


When we acquiring the Electrocardiogram (ECG) signal from the person, the signal amplitude (PQRST) and timing values are changes due to various artefacts. The different artefacts are Baseline wander, power line interference, muscle artefact, motion artefact and the channel noise also added sometimes during the transmission of the signal for diagnosis purpose. The adaptive filters play vital role for reduction of noise in the desired signals. In this paper we proposed, block based error normalized Recursive Least Square (RLS) adaptive algorithm and sign based RLS adaptive algorithm, which are used for reduction of muscle artifact noise and base line wander noise in the ECG signal. From the simulation result we analyzed that, comparing to Least Mean Square algorithm, the proposed RLS algorithm gives fast convergence rate with high signal to noise ratio and less mean square error.

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GOWRI T., RAJESH KUMAR P., "Muscle and Baseline Wander Artifact Reduction in ECG Signal Using Efficient RLS Based Adaptive Algorithm", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), Vol.8, No.5, pp.41-48, 2016. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2016.05.06


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