Understanding the design rules for a nonintrusive, textile, heart rate monitoring system

Hughes-Riley, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X, Hill-Casey, F., Oliveira, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-8143-3534, Shahidi, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-7780-3122, Hurley, W. ORCID: 0000-0003-0521-7156 and Dias, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3533-0398, 2020. Understanding the design rules for a nonintrusive, textile, heart rate monitoring system. Digital Medicine, 5 (4), p. 162. ISSN 2226-8561

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Background and Objectives: Nonintrusive heart rate (HR) monitoring can be a useful tool for health monitoring. By creating capacitively coupled textile electrodes, a comfortable monitoring system can be integrated into seating or bedding that can monitor HR through clothing. This work empirically studied two factors for a system of this type: the electrode size and the material worn by the subject.

Materials and Methods: HR measurements were taken using six different sizes of the rectangular textile electrode with four subjects and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the signals were analyzed. A further set of experiments were conducted with a single subject and a fixed electrode size where different materials were worn. Results: Electrode size was seen to have a statistically insignificant effect on the collected signal quality. The SNR was also largely unaffected by the worn material type.

Conclusion: This study provided empirical data relating to two important factors for nonintrusive, textile, and HR monitoring systems. This data will be helpful for designing a seat-based HR monitoring system or to understand the operational limitations of a system of this type.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Digital Medicine
Creators: Hughes-Riley, T., Hill-Casey, F., Oliveira, C., Shahidi, A., Hurley, W. and Dias, T.
Publisher: Medknow
Date: 13 April 2020
Volume: 5
Number: 4
ISSN: 2226-8561
Rights: © Spring Media Publishing Co. Ltd. This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‑Non Commercial‑ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non‑commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 08 Jun 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2024 16:22
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39933

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