Journal article

Noncontact Detection and Analysis of Respiratory Function Using Microwave Doppler Radar

Yee Siong Lee, Pubudu N Pathirana, Robin J Evans, Christopher L Steinfort

JOURNAL OF SENSORS | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Real-time respiratory measurement with Doppler Radar has an important advantage in the monitoring of certain conditions such as sleep apnoea, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and many other general clinical uses requiring fast nonwearable and non-contact measurement of the respiratory function. In this paper, we demonstrate the feasibility of using Doppler Radar in measuring the basic respiratory frequencies (via fast Fourier transform) for four different types of breathing scenarios: normal breathing, rapid breathing, slow inhalation-fast exhalation, and fast inhalation-slow exhalation conducted in a laboratory environment. A high correlation factor was achieved between the Doppler Rada..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Australian Federal and Victoria State Governments and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence program, National ICT Australia (NICTA).