Date Added: Aug 2010
This paper presents a real-time and cost effective system for the heart auscultation monitoring and hearing. The systems design comprises of a Phonocardiographic pre-amplifier circuit with a TMS320C6711 Digital Signal Processor Starter kit (DSK) and its associated software. The Phonocardiogram signal from the pre-amplifier circuit is acquired through the CODEC input of the DSK and subjected to various signal processing techniques. Frequency analysis and component analysis are performed to identify the normal and pathological heart sound patterns using Short Time Fourier Transform (STFT), spectrogram display and wavelet transform techniques respectively. To study the performance of the system, the analysis of heart sound patterns for various diseases were conducted.