Smart vest for respiratory rate monitoring of COPD patients based on non-contact capacitive sensing
|Author||Naranjo Hernández, David
Talaminos Barroso, Alejandro
Reina Tosina, Luis Javier
Roa Romero, Laura María
Cejudo Ramos, Pilar
Márquez, Martín, Eduardo
Ortega Ruiz, Francisco
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones
|Abstract||In this paper, a first approach to the design of a portable device for non-contact monitoring
of respiratory rate by capacitive sensing is presented. The sensing system is integrated into a smart
vest for an untethered, ...
In this paper, a first approach to the design of a portable device for non-contact monitoring of respiratory rate by capacitive sensing is presented. The sensing system is integrated into a smart vest for an untethered, low-cost and comfortable breathing monitoring of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients during the rest period between respiratory rehabilitation exercises at home. To provide an extensible solution to the remote monitoring using this sensor and other devices, the design and preliminary development of an e-Health platform based on the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) paradigm is also presented. In order to validate the proposed solution, two quasi-experimental studies have been developed, comparing the estimations with respect to the golden standard. In a first study with healthy subjects, the mean value of the respiratory rate error, the standard deviation of the error and the correlation coefficient were 0.01 breaths per minute (bpm), 0.97 bpm and 0.995 (p < 0.00001), respectively. In a second study with COPD patients, the values were -0.14 bpm, 0.28 bpm and 0.9988 (p < 0.0000001), respectively. The results for the rest period show the technical and functional feasibility of the prototype and serve as a preliminary validation of the device for respiratory rate monitoring of patients with COPD.
|Citation||Naranjo Hernández, D., Talaminos Barroso, A., Reina Tosina, L.J., Roa Romero, L.M., Barbarov Rostan, G., Cejudo Ramos, P.,...,Ortega Ruiz, F. (2018). Smart vest for respiratory rate monitoring of COPD patients based on non-contact capacitive sensing. Sensors, 18 (7), 1-24.|