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Contactless and unobtrusive measurement of heart rate in home environment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17946492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current technology trends, such as ubiquitous computing and calm technology, call for novel unobtrusive sensors. The commonly used heart rate monitoring techniques require direct contact to the patient which makes the patient well aware of the sensors. In this paper, a novel method for detecting the distance of an approaching patient and for measuring his or her heart rate with a microwave Doppler radar is presented. This enables a truly non-contact and unobtrusive measurement. In addition, the measurement can be performed even through thick clothing. Furthermore, the patient does not need to be aware of being monitored since the method enables measurement to be started automatically as the patient approaches the sensor.
Mari Zakrzewski; Arto Kolinummi; Jukka Vanhala
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2008-03-17     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2060-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory / instrumentation*,  methods
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Heart Rate / physiology*
Home Care Services
Microwaves / diagnostic use*
Radar / instrumentation*

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