A Wearable Multi-parameter Physiological System

  • Zhihong Xu
  • Zhen Fang
  • Lidong Du
  • Zhan Zhao
  • Xianxiang Chen
  • Diliang Chen
  • Fangmin Sun
  • Yangming Qian
  • Huaiyong Li
  • Lili Tian
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 280)

Abstract

We developed and tested a health monitoring device capable of measuring a subject’s ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, respiration, temperature and motion – almost equivalent to the feature set of a hospital bedside patient monitor. The main contribution of this paper include: the device has been a highly integrated design incorporating the radio and all associated circuitry on a single PCB; a new non-invasive and cuff-less measurement of blood pressure using pulse wave transit time has been designed and validated. The device stores data locally on microSD flash and /or transmits via Bluetooth and/or Zigbee. We have developed a bandage vest which embeds reusable electrodes for data acquisition as well as a desktop and mobile application for real-time data telemetry. We have evaluated the performance of the device in capturing and recording ambulatory data and found the device easy to use and with high precision.

Keywords

pulse transit time (PTT) blood pressure R peak detection wearable system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhihong Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  • Lidong Du
    • 1
  • Zhan Zhao
    • 1
  • Xianxiang Chen
    • 1
  • Diliang Chen
    • 1
  • Fangmin Sun
    • 1
  • Yangming Qian
    • 3
  • Huaiyong Li
    • 3
  • Lili Tian
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of ElectronicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Navy General Hospital of PLABeijingChina

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