Next Article in Journal
A Label-Free Fluorescent Array Sensor Utilizing Liposome Encapsulating Calcein for Discriminating Target Proteins by Principal Component Analysis
Next Article in Special Issue
A Wireless Monitoring System Using a Tunneling Sensor Array in a Smart Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea Treatment
Previous Article in Journal
Real-Time Communication Support for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks
Previous Article in Special Issue
A Real-Time Contactless Pulse Rate and Motion Status Monitoring System Based on Complexion Tracking
Article Menu
Issue 7 (July) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sensors 2017, 17(7), 1628;

A Pulse Rate Detection Method for Mouse Application Based on Multi-PPG Sensors

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 10607, Taiwan
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 May 2017 / Revised: 26 June 2017 / Accepted: 11 July 2017 / Published: 14 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Physiological Sensing)
Full-Text   |   PDF [953 KB, uploaded 14 July 2017]   |  


Heart rate is an important physiological parameter for healthcare. Among measurement methods, photoplethysmography (PPG) is an easy and convenient method for pulse rate detection. However, as the PPG signal faces the challenge of motion artifacts and is constrained by the position chosen, the purpose of this paper is to implement a comfortable and easy-to-use multi-PPG sensor module combined with a stable and accurate real-time pulse rate detection method on a computer mouse. A weighted average method for multi-PPG sensors is used to adjust the weight of each signal channel in order to raise the accuracy and stability of the detected signal, therefore reducing the disturbance of noise under the environment of moving effectively and efficiently. According to the experiment results, the proposed method can increase the usability and probability of PPG signal detection on palms. View Full-Text
Keywords: pulse rate; PPG; multi-PPG sensor; computer mouse; vital sign monitoring pulse rate; PPG; multi-PPG sensor; computer mouse; vital sign monitoring

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Lin, S.-T.; Chen, W.-H.; Lin, Y.-H. A Pulse Rate Detection Method for Mouse Application Based on Multi-PPG Sensors. Sensors 2017, 17, 1628.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top