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JRM Vol.12 No.3 pp. 286-291
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2000.p0286
(2000)

Paper:

Development of Vital Sign Sensor by Using Fiber-optics

Eiji Toba, Takahiro Shimada, Tuyoshi Kamoto, Toyonori Nishimatsu and Hiroaki Ishizawa

Department of Textile System Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, 3-15-1 Tokida, Ueda City, Japan

Received:
November 11, 1999
Accepted:
March 1, 2000
Published:
June 20, 2000
Keywords:
fiber-optic probe, heart rate, respiratory rate, non-invasive, vital sign
Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to present a new sensing method of vital sign for simultaneously monitoring heart and respiratory rates. A new method, which uses a fiber-optic probe to monitor heart and respiratory rates simultaneously, has been developed and discussed. As a result, measurement accuracy of this sensor is ±1.50bpm in heart rates and ±0.93bpm in respiratory rates. A new type of health monitoring vital sign sensor can be used at hospital as well as in other environments, and the method is convenient to use.

Cite this article as:
Eiji Toba, Takahiro Shimada, Tuyoshi Kamoto, Toyonori Nishimatsu, and Hiroaki Ishizawa, “Development of Vital Sign Sensor by Using Fiber-optics,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.12, No.3, pp. 286-291, 2000.
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