Investigation of an Ultra Wideband Noise Sensor for Health Monitoring

Xuezhi Zeng, Joakim Robakowski, Mikael Persson, Albert Monteith, Andreas Fhager
2020 Sensors  
Quick on-scene assessment and early intervention is the key to reduce the mortality of stroke and trauma patients, and it is highly desirable to develop ambulance-based diagnostic and monitoring devices in order to provide additional support to the medical personnel. We developed a compact and low cost ultra wideband noise sensor for medical diagnostics and vital sign monitoring in pre-hospital settings. In this work, we demonstrated the functionality of the sensor for respiration and heartbeat
more » ... monitoring. In the test, metronome was used to manipulate the breathing pattern and the heartbeat rate reference was obtained with a commercial electrocardiogram (ECG) device. With seventeen tests performed for respiration rate detection, sixteen of them were successfully detected. The results also show that it is possible to detect the heartbeat rate accurately with the developed sensor.
doi:10.3390/s20041034 pmid:32075120 pmcid:PMC7071039 fatcat:rqn75bp6nvgsvnfv6m27et5fmq