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Vital signs monitoring with an FMCW radar sensor

Berenschot, L. (2022) Vital signs monitoring with an FMCW radar sensor.

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Abstract:In the medical sector sensors are used to measure vital sings like the heart rate and respiration rate. For the application of such sensors in the medical industry, movements of the heart and lungs must be detected with a high accuracy. An FMCW MMwave radar sensor can detect distance of objects with millimetre precision. Because the distance measurements can be done at a very high rate, small movements can be distinguished. Detection of small movements by a radar sensor can be helpful for certain medical applications where sensors cannot directly be attached to the skin. By measuring the movements of the thorax, vibrations of the heart and lungs can be detected from a distance. In this research a replication of the signal processing for detecting heart rate and respiration rate is investigated. Besides, research is done on the reliability and accuracy of the collected data after processing. This to determine if the tested sensor is suitable for medical use.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
Awards:Runner-up best track paper
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