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Sensors 2014, 14(11), 21523-21534; doi:10.3390/s141121523

Electrically Insulated Sensing of Respiratory Rate and Heartbeat Using Optical Fibers

Electrical Engineering Department, Bioelectronics Section, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Av. IPN 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, C.P. 07360, D.F., Mexico
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Received: 25 July 2014 / Revised: 12 September 2014 / Accepted: 9 October 2014 / Published: 14 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Collection Sensors for Globalized Healthy Living and Wellbeing)
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Respiratory and heart rates are among the most important physiological parameters used to monitor patients’ health. It is important to design devices that can measure these parameters without risking or altering the subject’s health. In this context, a novel sensing method to monitor simultaneously the heartbeat and respiratory rate signals of patients within an electrically safety environment was developed and tested. An optical fiber-based sensor was used in order to detect two optical phenomena. Photo-plethysmography and the relation between bending radius and attenuation of optical fiber were coupled through a single beam light traveling along this fiber. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiber optics; heart rate; patient safety; photoplethysmography; respiratory rate; sensors fiber optics; heart rate; patient safety; photoplethysmography; respiratory rate; sensors
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Suaste-Gómez, E.; Hernández-Rivera, D.; Sánchez-Sánchez, A.S.; Villarreal-Calva, E. Electrically Insulated Sensing of Respiratory Rate and Heartbeat Using Optical Fibers. Sensors 2014, 14, 21523-21534.

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