Towards Long-term Monitoring of Atrial Fibrillation using Photoplethysmography

Birutė Paliakaitė, Andrius Petrėnas, Jurgita Skibarkienė, Tomas Mickus, Saulius Daukantas, Raimondas Kubilius, Vaidotas Marozas


This study investigates the feasibility of long-term monitoring of atrial fibrillation (AF) using wrist-worn device, capable of acquiring photoplethysmogram (PPG) and motion data. Moreover, the performance of AF detectors, initially developed to detect AF in electrocardiogram (ECG) signals, is evaluated on PPG. The study population consisted of 12 patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. Based on accelerometer data, 65% of recording time was considered as motion-free, which resulted in 86.8 hours of data with AF and 85.4 hours without. The performance of AF detectors was found to be comparable when both ECG and PPG are used for constructing heart rhythm series. Considering that 2/3 of monitoring time PPG was of satisfactory quality, the wrist-worn device has potential to be applied for long-term mass screening of target population.


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Paliakaitė B., Petrėnas A., Skibarkienė J., Mickus T., Daukantas S., Kubilius R. and Marozas V. (2017). Towards Long-term Monitoring of Atrial Fibrillation using Photoplethysmography . In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2017) ISBN 978-989-758-212-7, pages 141-146. DOI: 10.5220/0006115601410146

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author={Birutė Paliakaitė and Andrius Petrėnas and Jurgita Skibarkienė and Tomas Mickus and Saulius Daukantas and Raimondas Kubilius and Vaidotas Marozas},
title={Towards Long-term Monitoring of Atrial Fibrillation using Photoplethysmography},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2017)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2017)
TI - Towards Long-term Monitoring of Atrial Fibrillation using Photoplethysmography
SN - 978-989-758-212-7
AU - Paliakaitė B.
AU - Petrėnas A.
AU - Skibarkienė J.
AU - Mickus T.
AU - Daukantas S.
AU - Kubilius R.
AU - Marozas V.
PY - 2017
SP - 141
EP - 146
DO - 10.5220/0006115601410146