A Human Tracking and Physiological Monitoring FSK Technology for Single Senior at Home Care

Jing Wang, Changzhi Li

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Abstract

Respiration monitoring for apnea diagnosis and movement tracking for physical activity analysis are essential and valuable indicators of underlying medical conditions in senior health care. Compared with other health sensing technologies, radar has shown its advantages in terms of non-contact implementation, immunity to ambient light and temperature changes, hardware simplicity, and long range coverage. Among various radar types, frequency-shift keying (FSK) radar inherits the ability to measure respiration from Doppler radar, while also having the ability to track the absolute range of a moving target with much less bandwidth requirement than frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar and ultra-wideband (UWB) radar. Therefore, in this paper, an FSK radar system is employed for both remote respiration monitoring and absolute range tracking. Fundamental theory and operating principle of FSK system are detailed. Respiration monitoring and range tracking experiments of a human subject were performed in an indoor environment. Results are presented to demonstrate the practical feasibility of the FSK sensing technology being applied to single senior home care applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4432-4435
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636466
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2018
Event40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2018Jul 21 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period07/18/1807/21/18

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    Wang, J., & Li, C. (2018). A Human Tracking and Physiological Monitoring FSK Technology for Single Senior at Home Care. In 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018 (pp. 4432-4435). [8513392] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 2018-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513392