Microsoft Kinect Visual and Depth Sensors for Breathing and Heart Rate Analysis
AbstractThis paper is devoted to a new method of using Microsoft (MS) Kinect sensors for non-contact monitoring of breathing and heart rate estimation to detect possible medical and neurological disorders. Video sequences of facial features and thorax movements are recorded by MS Kinect image, depth and infrared sensors to enable their time analysis in selected regions of interest. The proposed methodology includes the use of computational methods and functional transforms for data selection, as well as their denoising, spectral analysis and visualization, in order to determine specific biomedical features. The results that were obtained verify the correspondence between the evaluation of the breathing frequency that was obtained from the image and infrared data of the mouth area and from the thorax movement that was recorded by the depth sensor. Spectral analysis of the time evolution of the mouth area video frames was also used for heart rate estimation. Results estimated from the image and infrared data of the mouth area were compared with those obtained by contact measurements by Garmin sensors (
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Procházka, A.; Schätz, M.; Vyšata, O.; Vališ, M. Microsoft Kinect Visual and Depth Sensors for Breathing and Heart Rate Analysis. Sensors 2016, 16, 996.
Procházka A, Schätz M, Vyšata O, Vališ M. Microsoft Kinect Visual and Depth Sensors for Breathing and Heart Rate Analysis. Sensors. 2016; 16(7):996.Chicago/Turabian Style
Procházka, Aleš; Schätz, Martin; Vyšata, Oldřich; Vališ, Martin. 2016. "Microsoft Kinect Visual and Depth Sensors for Breathing and Heart Rate Analysis." Sensors 16, no. 7: 996.
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