Ambient Light Contribution as a Reference for Motion Artefacts Reduction in Photoplethysmography

Nicolas De Pinho Ferreira, Claudine Gehin, Bertrand Massot

Abstract

Measuring the heart rate from a convenient location such as the wrist is commonly achieved using photoplethysmography. As a consequence, this method is widely used on commercial wearable devices. Unfortunately, it also highly suffers from motion artefacts superimposed into the cardiac frequency band which generally lead to incorrect heart rate estimation. In this paper we propose a new approach that uses the ambient light contribution as a reference for motion artefacts reduction. Contrarily to accelerometer-based techniques, the proposed method does not require any additional hardware. Moreover, it is especially efficient for reduction of micro-motions that can’t be addressed using conventionally used accelerometry. Using the ambient light signal as a reference in association with adaptive filtering has demonstrated promising results for the reduction of artefacts during both periodic and random motion events.

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in Harvard Style

De Pinho Ferreira N., Gehin C. and Massot B. (2020). Ambient Light Contribution as a Reference for Motion Artefacts Reduction in Photoplethysmography.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 23-32. DOI: 10.5220/0008878800230032


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices20,
author={Nicolas De Pinho Ferreira and Claudine Gehin and Bertrand Massot},
title={Ambient Light Contribution as a Reference for Motion Artefacts Reduction in Photoplethysmography},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2020},
pages={23-32},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008878800230032},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - Ambient Light Contribution as a Reference for Motion Artefacts Reduction in Photoplethysmography
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - De Pinho Ferreira N.
AU - Gehin C.
AU - Massot B.
PY - 2020
SP - 23
EP - 32
DO - 10.5220/0008878800230032