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Title: Analyzing Heart Rate Variability Using a Photoplethysmographic Signal Measuring System
Authors: Chen, Y-F
Shieh, J-S
Fan, S-Z
Chiang, W-T
Abbod, MF
Liu, Q
Keywords: Science & Technology;Technology;Automation & Control Systems;Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence;Engineering, Electrical & Electronic;Computer Science;Engineering;Heart rate;Heart rate variability;Photoplethysmograph;Empirical mode decomposition;Empirical Mode Decomposition;General-Anesthesia;Surgical Stress;Spectrum;Time
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: 12TH IEEE/ASME International Conference On Mechatronic And Embedded Systems And Applications (MESA), (2016)
Abstract: A heart rate variability (HRV) measuring system and its analysis method have been developed in this study. It is composed of a hardware measuring system based on a noninvasive photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal measuring device to acquire oxyhemoglobin saturation using pulse oximetry (SpO2) signals and a further software package including the methods used to filter and analyze the signals for heart rate variability. Firstly, an experiment is designed for measuring heartbeat using the system to observe whether the empirical mode decomposition(EMD) can really inhibit noise or not on one volunteer with 10 minutes repeated for 10 times. Then, the hardware system and analysis method are tested on another 10 volunteers before and after receiving cold face immersion. The results of the first experiment have no significant difference with commercial instrument (p > 0.05), but the results using EMD perform better when signals are contaminated by artifacts. The second part experiment is subdivided into two stages. The results show that HR values at each stage have no significant difference with commercial instrument (p > 0.05). The LF significantly decreases from 0.33 0.03 to 0.31 0.03, while HF significantly increases from 0.41 0.07 to 0.43 0.07 indicating cold face immersion can increase parasympathetic and decrease sympathetic actions. Hence, LF/HF changes significantly from high (0.85 0.17) to low (0.74 0.17) before and after adding stimulation. Due to the reasons above, it confirms that the developed system can measure heartbeat and observe the heart rate variability. So the findings of this research may be useful for developing a low-cost and a miniaturized pulse oxymeter system to continuously measure HR and HRV for the purpose of convenience, portability, and operability.
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