The analysis of bioelectrical signals continues to receive wide attention in research as well as commercially because novel signal processing techniques have helped to uncover valuable information for improved diagnosis and therapy. This book takes a unique problem-driven approach to biomedical signal processing by considering a wide range of problems in cardiac and neurological applications–the two "heavyweight" areas of biomedical signal processing. The interdisciplinary nature of the topic is reflected in how the text interweaves physiological issues with related methodological considerations. Bioelectrical Signal Processing is suitable for a final year undergraduate or graduate course as well as for use as an authoritative reference for practicing engineers, physicians, and researchers. Solutions Manual available online at

Key Features

· A problem-driven, interdisciplinary presentation of biomedical signal processing
· Focus on methods for processing of bioelectrical signals (ECG, EEG, evoked potentials, EMG)
· Covers both classical and recent signal processing techniques
· Emphasis on model-based statistical signal processing
· Comprehensive exercises and illustrations
· Extensive bibliography
· For companion web site with project descriptions and signals for download see


Biomedical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Signal Processing Engineers, Electrocardiologists and other medical professionals involved in biomedical engineering research and biomedical instrument/device development.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction 1.1 Biomedical Signal Processing: Objectives and Contexts 1.2 Basics of Bioelectrical Signals 1.3 Signal Acquisition and Analysis 1.4 Performance Evaluation 2. The Electroencephalogram – A Brief Background 2.1 The Nervous System 2.2 The EEG – Electrical Activity Measured on the Scalp 2.3 Recording Techniques 2.4 EEG Applications 3. EEG Signal Processing 3.1 Modeling the EEG Signal 3.2 Artifacts in the EEG 3.3 Nonparametric Spectral Analysis 3.4 Model-based Spectral Analysis 3.5 EEG Segmentation 3.6 Joint Time-Frequency Analysis 4. Evoked Potentials 4.1 Evoked Potential Modalities 4.2 Noise Characteristics 4.3 Noise Reduction by Ensemble Averaging 4.4 Noise Reduction by Linear Filtering 4.5 Single-Trial Analysis Using Basic Functions 4.6 Adaptive Analysis Using Basis Functions 4.7 Wavelets 5. The Electromyogram 5.1 The Electrical Activity of Muscles 5.2 Amplitude Estimation in the Surface EMG 5.3 Spectral Analysis of the Surface EMG 5.4 Conduction Velocity Estimation 5.5 Modeling the Intramuscular EMG 5.6 Intramuscular EMG Signal Decomposition 6. The Electrocardiogram – A Brief Background 6.1 Electrical Activity of the Heart 6.2 Generation and Recording of an ECG 6.3 Heart Rhythms 6.4 Heartbeat Morphologies 6.5 Noise and Artifacts 6.6 Clinical Applications 7. ECG Signal Processing 7.1 Baseline Wander 7.2 Powerline Interference (50/60 Hz) 7.3 Muscle Noise Filtering 7.4 QRS Detection


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