Estimation of Mental Distress from Photoplethysmography
AbstractThis paper introduces the design of a new wearable photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor and its assessment for mental distress estimation. In our design, a PPG sensor obtains blood volume information by means of an optical plethysmogram technique. A number of temporal, morphological and frequency markers are computed using time intervals between adjacent normal cardiac cycles to characterize pulse rate variability (PRV). In order to test the efficiency of the developed wearable for classifying distress versus calmness, the well-known International Affective Picture System has been used to induce different levels of arousal in forty-five healthy participants. The obtained results have shown that temporal features present a single discriminant power between emotional states of calm and stress, ranging from 67 to 72%. Moreover, a discriminant tree-based model is used to assess the possible underlying relationship among parameters. In this case, the combination of temporal parameters reaches 82.35% accuracy. Considering the low difficulty of metrics and methods used in this work, the algorithms are prepared to be embedded into a micro-controller device to work in real-time and in a long-term fashion. View Full-Text
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Zangróniz, R.; Martínez-Rodrigo, A.; López, M.T.; Pastor, J.M.; Fernández-Caballero, A. Estimation of Mental Distress from Photoplethysmography. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 69.
Zangróniz R, Martínez-Rodrigo A, López MT, Pastor JM, Fernández-Caballero A. Estimation of Mental Distress from Photoplethysmography. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(1):69.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zangróniz, Roberto; Martínez-Rodrigo, Arturo; López, María T.; Pastor, José M.; Fernández-Caballero, Antonio. 2018. "Estimation of Mental Distress from Photoplethysmography." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 1: 69.
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