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Unobtrusive monitoring of heart rate using a cost-effective speckle-based SI-POF remote sensor
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Paper Abstract

A novel speckle-based sensing technique for cost-effective heart-rate monitoring is demonstrated. This technique detects periodical changes in the spatial distribution of energy on the speckle pattern at the output of a Step-Index Polymer Optical Fiber (SI-POF) lead by using a low-cost webcam. The scheme operates in reflective configuration thus performing a centralized interrogation unit scheme. The prototype has been integrated into a mattress and its functionality has been tested with 5 different patients lying on the mattress in different positions without direct contact with the fiber sensing lead.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10063, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XIV, 1006305 (3 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2255060
Show Author Affiliations
P. J. Pinzón, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
D. S. Montero, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
A. Tapetado, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
C. Vázquez, Univ. Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10063:
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XIV
Valery V. Tuchin; Kirill V. Larin; Martin J. Leahy; Ruikang K. Wang, Editor(s)

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