Contactless Heart Rate Measurements using RGB-camera and Radar

Manola Ricciuti, Gianluca Ciattaglia, Adelmo De Santis, Ennio Gambi, Linda Senigagliesi

Abstract

The detection of vital parameters with traditional approaches, as the electrocardiograph, requires to appropriately place electrodes in direct contact with patients’ skin, often causing irritation. On the other hand, contactless measurement of physiological parameters provides an unobtrusive and comfortable instrument for subjects’ conditions monitoring, with application to home monitoring of aging people and in particular to those suffering of heart disease. In this paper two contactless techniques are proposed, based on radar technology and on video processing from an RGB camera. In order to validate their precision, the proposed methods are compared with three wearable low cost devices, taken as a reference for the outcomes. The developed approaches prove to achieve excellent performances, with an estimated mean relative error of 0.55% with respect to a commercial cardiac strap device.

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in Harvard Style

Ricciuti M., Ciattaglia G., De Santis A., Gambi E. and Senigagliesi L. (2020). Contactless Heart Rate Measurements using RGB-camera and Radar.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-420-6, pages 121-129. DOI: 10.5220/0009793201210129


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe20,
author={Manola Ricciuti and Gianluca Ciattaglia and Adelmo De Santis and Ennio Gambi and Linda Senigagliesi},
title={Contactless Heart Rate Measurements using RGB-camera and Radar},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2020},
pages={121-129},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009793201210129},
isbn={978-989-758-420-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Contactless Heart Rate Measurements using RGB-camera and Radar
SN - 978-989-758-420-6
AU - Ricciuti M.
AU - Ciattaglia G.
AU - De Santis A.
AU - Gambi E.
AU - Senigagliesi L.
PY - 2020
SP - 121
EP - 129
DO - 10.5220/0009793201210129