Ultra-Wideband Radar Detection of Breathing Rate: A Comparative Evaluation

Nicole Buckingham, Denis Gračanin

Abstract

The cost of a medical grade breathing rate monitors can be prohibitive. However, commodity ultra-wideband (UWB) radar based device can be used to detect breathing rate for health monitoring applications in homes. We identified several research challenges, including high cost and functional limitations based on the user’s location, orientation, and movement, as well as dependency on system placement and vulnerabilities in signal processing methods. We performed a comparative evaluation for a commodity UWB radar based device, Walabot, to determine its feasibility for health monitoring applications. The data was processed using two breathing rate derivation techniques: Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) and Peak Detection. The results support feasibility of Walabot as a commodity breathing rate monitor for health monitoring in homes.

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Buckingham N. and Gračanin D. (2021). Ultra-Wideband Radar Detection of Breathing Rate: A Comparative Evaluation.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 677-684. DOI: 10.5220/0010346906770684


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@conference{healthinf21,
author={Nicole Buckingham and Denis Gračanin},
title={Ultra-Wideband Radar Detection of Breathing Rate: A Comparative Evaluation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,},
year={2021},
pages={677-684},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010346906770684},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,
TI - Ultra-Wideband Radar Detection of Breathing Rate: A Comparative Evaluation
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Buckingham N.
AU - Gračanin D.
PY - 2021
SP - 677
EP - 684
DO - 10.5220/0010346906770684