High-Capacity ECG Steganography with Smart Offset Coefficients

  • Ching-Yu YangEmail author
  • Wen-Fong Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 81)


The authors present an economic way to hide patient diagnosis information in electrocardiogram (ECG) signal based on smart offset coefficient. Simulations indicated that hiding capacity is larger than existing techniques while the perceived quality is good. Moreover, the method is tolerant of the attacks such as inversion, translation, truncation, and Gaussian noise-addition attacks, which is rare in conventional ECG steganographic schemes. Since the privacy (or medical message) of the patients can be fast and effective embedded in ECG host by the proposed method, it is feasible for our method being employed in real-time applications.


Data hiding ECG steganography Smart offset coefficients Real-time applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Penghu University of Science and TechnologyMakungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyDouliuTaiwan

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