An R-wave Simulator for Testing and Calibrating Heart Rate Amplification and Processing Systems


  • This project was supported in part by Public Health Service contract number l-NS-2313.

  • Thomas J. Harbin is also affiliated with the Center for Gerontological Studies and Programs, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.


A simple, inexpensive device described here will produce a spike whose amplitude, shape, and output impedance are similar to those of the human QRS complex. Several reliable spike rates can be selected.