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Portable health monitoring kit using photolethysmogram signal

Jamal, Nur Firda Ayu and Sidek, Khairul Azami and Jusoh, Ahmad Zamani (2019) Portable health monitoring kit using photolethysmogram signal. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 15 (2). pp. 638-649. ISSN 2502-4752

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Abstract

This study investigates the feasibility of photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals in monitoring health condition and designing a portable health monitoring kit which is suitable for home use. The aim of this study is to ease people in monitoring their health continuously without the need to go to the hospital which can save a lot of time. The focus of this study is to find heart rate and blood pressure recording. The type of PPG sensor used in this project is a non-invasive PPG which measures the blood volume changes in any part of the body. A total of 16 subjects consisting of male and female with age range of 20 to 60 years old were involved in this research. The heart rate and blood pressure for each subject were acquired and analyzed. Based on the result, it shows that higher heart rate reading is associated with female and younger age groups. Meanwhile, for blood pressure value, male subjects tend to have higher blood pressure as compared to female subjects. However, there is no specific pattern for blood pressure in terms of the age group. In the case of HRV analysis based on Kubios software, the SDNN value is higher for male and older age subjects. Meanwhile, the RMSSD value is lower for male and older age subjects. Therefore, PPG signal has the capability to monitor the health status of an individual, which acts as an alternative biological signal for the existing health monitoring systems.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4698/73041
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood pressure, Heart rate, Portable health monitoring, PPG
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Khairul Azami Sidek
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 16:12
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 14:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73041

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