BMEG1001 Electrocardiography (ECG) Circuit Theory and Design

Course BMEG1001
Electrocardiography (ECG) Circuit Theory and Design







Class Date 15, 16, 17, 19, 22 and 23 July 2019
(24 and 25 July 2019 are reserved for make-up class in case there is any cancellation of classes due to bad weather or other unexpected factors.)
Class Time 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Class Location ERB 404 | CUHK Map
(William M W Mong Engineering Building – ERB)
Teacher Prof. Aaron H.P. HO
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Medium of Instruction English
Course Description Electrocardiography (ECG) Circuit Theory and Design involves electronic circuit design, simulation, interfacing with software, wireless communication (WIFI) and data acquisition, to learn how to record an analyse the biosignal.


In this course, students can enrich knowledge in Heart Biology and Electricity in Physics, and learn about signal processing with low-pass, high-pass and notch filtering, and signal amplification. Students can also learn analogy-to-digital process and LabView programme.

Students maybe the first time to see their own ECG signals from the heart, and the experience aroused their interest in biomedical technology.

  1. Introduction of ECG circuit theory
  2. Implementation of ECG hardware circuit
  3. Interface ECG signal with Data Acquisition (DAQ) and Labview
  4. Heart beat rate design using Labview and showing in web browser via WIFI communication module
  5. Field trip to hospital and learn about EGC equipment
Learning Outcomes Students can learn how to design a biointrumentation electronic circuit to pick up biological signal and processing this signal via computer software.


In this course, students learn about signal processing with filter, signal amplification, analogy-to-digital process, wireless communication and Labview / C / C++ programme.

Recommended Reading(s) / Reference(s) N/A
Course Assessment Attendance (25%)
Lab assignments (25%)
Project: Student can successfully design the circuit and detect the ECG and heart rate (50%)