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Contact and remote breathing rate monitoring techniques: a review

Mohamed Ali, Ali Elsayed, Arnaldo Mendez, Yvon Savaria and Mohamad Sawan

Article (2021)

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Breathing rate monitoring is a must for hospitalized patients with the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We review in this paper recent implementations of breathing monitoring techniques, where both contact and remote approaches are presented. It is known that with non-contact monitoring, the patient is not tied to an instrument, which improves patients’ comfort and enhances the accuracy of extracted breathing activity, since the distress generated by a contact device is avoided. Remote breathing monitoring allows screening people infected with COVID-19 by detecting abnormal respiratory patterns. However, non-contact methods show some disadvantages such as the higher set-up complexity compared to contact ones. On the other hand, many reported contact methods are mainly implemented using discrete components. While, numerous integrated solutions have been reported for non-contact techniques, such as continuous wave (CW) Doppler radar and ultrawideband (UWB) pulsed radar. These radar chips are discussed and their measured performances are summarized and compared.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), COVID-19, breathing monitoring techniques, Doppler radar, ultra-wideband (UWB) pulse radar.

Subjects: 1900 Biomedical engineering > 1900 Biomedical engineering
2500 Electrical and electronic engineering > 2500 Electrical and electronic engineering
2500 Electrical and electronic engineering > 2522 Radar and navigation
Department: Department of Electrical Engineering
Funders: GRSNG / NSERC, Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS), Dymedso Inc
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/9332/
Journal Title: IEEE Sensors Journal (vol. 21, no. 13)
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/jsen.2021.3072607
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2021.3072607
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 14:15
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2024 23:31
Cite in APA 7: Ali, M., Elsayed, A., Mendez, A., Savaria, Y., & Sawan, M. (2021). Contact and remote breathing rate monitoring techniques: a review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21(13), 14569-14586. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsen.2021.3072607


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