Low invasive multisensor acquisition system for real-time monitoring of cardiovascular and respiratory parameters

Antonino Parisi, Luca Faes, Riccardo Pernice, Alessandro Busacca, Luca Faes, Giuseppe Ferla, Vincenzo Vinciguerra, Giuseppe Ferla, Giorgio Fallica, Alessandro Busacca, Giuseppe Ferla, Saverio Guarino

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The recent advances in multiparametric monitoring of biosignals and management of big data prompt for the development of devices and techniques for the extraction of indicators with physiological relevance. In this context, we have designed and realized a portable electronic system, equipped with simple biomedical sensors, able to synchronously record multiple electrocardiographic (ECG), photoplethysmographic (PPG) and breathing signals, for carrying out a non-invasive monitoring of several cardiovascular parameters. In this work, we show the results of preliminary measurements performed following a specific physiological protocol (i.e., deep breathing with 10 s per cycle). The system allows to monitor specific physiological behaviors, such as the decrease of the R-R interval (increase of the heart rate) during inhalation and the increase of the stroke volume increases during exhalation. The high quality of the ECG/PPG/breath waveforms acquired by our probes, sensors and system allows an improvement in the accuracy of the extraction of noteworthy cardiovascular parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 20th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON)
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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