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FECGSYN Toolbox

Published: Nov. 4, 2014. Version: 1.0.0


When using this resource, please cite the original publication:

Behar J., Andreotti F., Zaunseder S., Li Q., Oster J. and Clifford G D., An ECG model for simulating maternal-foetal activity mixtures on abdominal ECG recordings. Physiol Meas 35, pp.1537-50, 2014.

Please include the standard citation for PhysioNet:

Goldberger AL, Amaral LAN, Glass L, Hausdorff JM, Ivanov PCh, Mark RG, Mietus JE, Moody GB, Peng C-K, Stanley HE. PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: Components of a New Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals (2003). Circulation. 101(23):e215-e220.

Introduction

The FECGSYN toolbox is a reference open-source platform for NI-FECG research, product of a collaboration between the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford (DES-OX), the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, TU Dresden (IBMT-TUD) and the Biomedical Engineering Faculty at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology (BME-IIT). The authors are Joachim Behar (DES-OX,BME-IIT), Fernando Andreotti (IBMT-TUD), Julien Oster (DES-OX), Sebastian Zaunseder (IBMT-TUD) and Gari D. Clifford (DES-OX). For further information please visit the toolbox’s website.

The authors invite researchers contribute new algorithms or databases to this toolbox. Please refer to the documentation and information about how to contribute!

 

Features

  • Realistic modelling of adult and foetal ECGs
  • Several NI-FECG extraction methods available
  • Benchmarking algorithms for NI-FECG QRS detection and extraction of morphological features
  • Large freely available database of simulated NI-FECG signals — see FECGSYN-DB
  • Numerous examples of how to use the toolbox

 

How to download

All the code is freely available under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

Referencing this work

When using FECGSYN, please reference at least one of the following articles:

Behar J., Andreotti F., Zaunseder S., Li Q., Oster J. and Clifford G D., An ECG model for simulating maternal-foetal activity mixtures on abdominal ECG recordings. Physiol Meas 35, pp.1537-50, 2014.

and/or

Andreotti F., Behar J., Zaunseder S.,Oster J. and Clifford G D., An Open-Source Framework for Stress-Testing Non-Invasive Foetal ECG Extraction Algorithms. Physiol Meas 5, pp. 627-648, 2016.
 

Contribute

FECGSYN is updated often. Fellow researchers and collaborators are welcome to contribute with their own code. Please refer to information about how to contribute, and to the FECGSYN GitHub repository.

 

History

FECGSYN is built upon the work from McSharry et al. and Sameni et al.. The original code from McSharry et al. is available in MATLAB and in C on PhysioNet (ECGSYN). The code developed by Sameni et al. is part of the OSET toolbox, also available online in MATLAB (OSET). The FECGSYN was further used in creating the FECGSYN Database.

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