Head Motion and Eyes Blinking Detection: A mm-Wave Radar for Assisting People with Neurodegenerative Disorders

Emanuele Cardillo, Gaia Sapienza, Changzhi Li, Alina Caddemi

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Abstract

In this paper, a millimeter-wave radar operating at the frequency of 120 GHz is employed as an aid for people with neurodegenerative disorders. In detail, an interferometric approach is exploited for detecting the movement of the head and the eyes blinking. As a matter of fact, these actions are among the very few ways to enable the communication of a person with the surrounding environment in case of heavy neurodegenerative disorder. The theoretical principles and the relevant aspects of the proposed solution are shown by simulating the entire scenario, whereas the effectiveness of the system is experimentally demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 50th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages925-928
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870590
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2021
Event50th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2020 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: Jan 12 2021Jan 14 2021

Publication series

Name2020 50th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2020

Conference

Conference50th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2020
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period01/12/2101/14/21

Keywords

  • FMCW
  • Millimeter wave radar
  • assistive technologies
  • eyes blinking detection
  • head movement detection
  • neurodegenerative disorders
  • short-range radars

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