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Remote respiration and heart rate monitoring with millimeter-wave/terahertz radars
Author(s): Douglas T. Petkie; Erik Bryan; Carla Benton; Charles Phelps; Joshua Yoakum; Meredith Rogers; Amber Reed
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Paper Abstract

The characteristics of continuous-wave millimeter-wave/terahertz radars make them candidates to remotely sense the physiological parameters of individuals, such as respiration and heart rates. The characteristics of these radars include transmission through the atmosphere and clothing, well-collimated beams, and sensitivity to small displacements. The directional Doppler velocity can be used to measure the movement of a subject's chest wall due to respiration and the more subtle motion of the body due to the cardiopulmonary system. We will present an overview of two systems that have been developed along with representative data from each.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7117, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology, 71170I (3 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800356
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas T. Petkie, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Erik Bryan, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Carla Benton, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Charles Phelps, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Joshua Yoakum, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Meredith Rogers, Wright State Univ. (United States)
Amber Reed, Wright State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7117:
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology
Keith A. Krapels; Neil A. Salmon, Editor(s)

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