High Noise Tolerant R-Peak Detection Method Based on Deep Convolution Neural Network

Menghan JIA
Feiteng LI
Zhijian CHEN
Xiaoyan XIANG
Xiaolang YAN

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D    No.11    pp.2272-2275
Publication Date: 2019/11/01
Publicized: 2019/08/02
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2019EDL8097
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Biological Engineering
electrocardiograph,  noise tolerance,  convolution neural network,  dilated convolution,  

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An R-peak detection method with a high noise tolerance is presented in this paper. This method utilizes a customized deep convolution neural network (DCNN) to extract morphological and temporal features from sliced electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. The proposed network adopts multiple parallel dilated convolution layers to analyze features from diverse fields of view. A sliding window slices the original ECG signals into segments, and then the network calculates one segment at a time and outputs every point's probability of belonging to the R-peak regions. After a binarization and a deburring operation, the occurrence time of the R-peaks can be located. Experimental results based on the MIT-BIH database show that the R-peak detection accuracies can be significantly improved under high intensity of the electrode motion artifact or muscle artifact noise, which reveals a higher performance than state-of-the-art methods.