Development of Respiration Measuring Robot
Junji Satake, Tsukasa Ushijima, and Yusuke Kudo
Fukuoka Institute of Technology
3-30-1 Wajiro-higashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan
In this study, we developed and tested a monitoring robot to measure the respiration of a person. Upon detecting any abnormality, such as a subject falling down of a person, the monitoring robot moves closer to the person. Subsequently, it automatically extracts the pectoral region from the images and determines the respiration using the measured pectoral movements. We demonstrated that our monitoring robot can automatically perform this series of operations.
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