Tufts University and Heartbeats: Bringing big data to heartbeat shapes
Representing Tufts University and Heartbeats, Michael Shapiro presented his team’s work regarding the analysis of electrocardiogram signals.
Shapiro talked about the previous work done with electrocardiograms, pointing out that many teams have documented the rhythm and variation in the time between successive beats.
Instead, his team plans to look at the shape of each beat, mapping them for their “beat space” and using those maps to support clinical decisions.
The team has used statistical analysis to demonstrate that a heart has a shape to its beats and that these shapes fall into clusters. “We think it’s time for the big data approach to heartbeat shape.”
“This room is full of many dreams,” Shapiro said, addressing the crowd. “Dreams that will affect our world, so dream on.”