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Respiration and heartbeat monitoring using a distributed pulsed MIMO radar

 
: Walterscheid, I.; Smith, G.E.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society -EMBS-:
EMBC 2017, 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society : July 11 to 15, 2017, Jeju Island, Korea
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5090-2809-2
ISBN: 978-1-5090-2810-8
S.3449-3452
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC Annual International Conference) <39, 2017, Jeju Island>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer FHR ()

Abstract
This paper addresses non-contact monitoring of physiological signals induced by respiration and heartbeat. To detect the tiny physiological movements of the chest or other parts of the torso, a Mulitple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar is used. The spatially distributed transmitters and receivers are able to detect the chest surface movements of one or multiple persons in a room. Due to several bistatic measurements at the same time a robust detection and measuring of the breathing and heartbeat rate is possible. Using an appropriate geometrical configuration of the sensors even a localization of the person is feasible.

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