Impedance plethysmography system with inertial measurement units for motion artefact reduction: Application to continuous breath activity monitoring

Emanuele Piuzzi, Andrea Capuano, Stefano Pisa, Paolo Cappa, Fabrizio Patane, Stefano Rossi, Nicola Giaquinto, Giuseppe Maria D'Aucelli

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Abstract

This paper presents an impedance plethysmography system suitable to perform a continuous monitoring of human breath activity. The problem of motion artifact is mitigated through the use of a correction technique exploiting an additional inertial sensor able to detect movements of the arms of the subject under test. The correction algorithm is based on a simple correlation technique and only requires a very brief training at the beginning of the acquisition session, with the monitored subject performing random movements in apnea condition. Application of the proposed system to a healthy adult volunteer demonstrates the potentiality of the correction algorithm, which, thanks to its extreme simplicity and low computational cost, is a suitable candidate for implementation in a low-cost and portable monitoring system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages386-390
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479964765
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: May 7 2015May 9 2015

Other

Other2015 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2015
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period5/7/155/9/15

Keywords

  • accelerometer
  • bioimpedance
  • biomedical monitoring
  • biomedical signal processing
  • correlation
  • plethysmography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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