Heart rate estimation method by measuring pulse wave through conductive fibers mounted on forearms

Yoshiki Mashiyama, Masaki Nagura, Yasue Mitsukura, Nozomu Hamada

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a method for estimating heart rate from pulse wave measured through conductive fibers mounted on forearms. In recent years, heart rate is an effective index for describing mental and physical condition. Accordingly, many types of wearable heart rate measuring devices have been developed. However, there are problems such as uncertainty in the measured waveform caused by contact failure and large burdens on subjects brought by wearing oppression. Hence, it is necessary to have a device that brings less burdens and can measure stably. In this research, we propose a forearm-mounted pulse wave measuring device made of stretchable conductive fibers that can be comfortably worn and can reduce contact failure. In addition, we propose a method for estimating heart rate from pulse wave measured by proposed device. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method, we show the accuracy of measuring heart rate and the sample entropy of the heart rate variability waveform. As a result, it was confirmed that pulse wave can be measured stably irrespective of both rest and moving state.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 8th International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2018-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781538660959
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 13
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2018 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2018 Sep 22018 Sep 5

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2018
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period18/9/218/9/5

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Keywords

  • conductive fibers
  • heart rate
  • pulse wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Media Technology

Cite this

Mashiyama, Y., Nagura, M., Mitsukura, Y., & Hamada, N. (2018). Heart rate estimation method by measuring pulse wave through conductive fibers mounted on forearms. In 2018 IEEE 8th International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Berlin, ICCE-Berlin 2018 (Vol. 2018-September). [8576258] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCE-Berlin.2018.8576258