[Eeglablist] question on FMRIB plugin to detect QRS events in ECG data

Aspell, Jane jane.aspell at anglia.ac.uk
Mon Oct 12 05:56:42 PDT 2015

Dear Makato
Thanks for the response. Did you use it for heartbeat evoked potential analysis? And do you know if the plugin is placing the event markers on the Q-wave or the R wave?



From: Makoto Miyakoshi [mailto:mmiyakoshi at ucsd.edu]
Sent: 10 October 2015 22:55
To: Aspell, Jane
Cc: eeglablist at sccn.ucsd.edu
Subject: Re: [Eeglablist] question on FMRIB plugin to detect QRS events in ECG data

Dear Aspell,

I've used FMRIB qrs detector. Mostly it goes well, but from time to time you want to manually correct the marker positions.


On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 4:14 AM, Aspell, Jane <jane.aspell at anglia.ac.uk<mailto:jane.aspell at anglia.ac.uk>> wrote:
Dear Colleagues

I am trying to analyse some data to obtain a heartbeat evoked potential (HEP) and wondered if I could use the FMRIB plugin to detect heartbeat occurrences (QRS events) in my ECG channels. Has anyone used it for this purpose? I didn’t record the EEG in a fMRI scanner so am only interested in the QRS detection part of the plugin. I wanted to know if the plugin is detecting the R-peak of the ECG or the Q- peak but can’t find this information in the documentation and have been unable to contact the plugin’s author.

I am also interested in people’s experience of using ICA to remove cardiac field artefacts from EEG channels – has anyone found ICA to be effective for this purpose?

Many thanks for any help/tips/knowledge!



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