The Construction of a Volumetric Cardiac Model for Real-time ECG Simulation

Robert Mooney, Carol O'Sullivan, John Ryan, Chris Bell
Trinity College Dublin
Department of Computer Science
Dublin 2 & Dublin



Keywords: ECG,ECG simulation, cardiac modeling, volumization,texture mapping


We present a novel approach for producing a real-time simulation of the 3D phenomenon of the electrocardiogram. Techniques are borrowed from the fields of computer vision and computer graphics to create a volumetric heart model that can be fine-tuned to illustrate a variety of electrophysiological situations. The activation sequence that occurs in the heart model is choreographed to coincide with the progression of a recorded ECG.