Lung Movement Detection Method using Sound Waves for Continuous Breathing Monitoring

Hiroki Furuyama, Motoyuki Imai, Takahiro Yoshida

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Abstract

In health care, the continuous breathing monitoring device has not been popular yet, albeit personal daily breathing monitoring is expected to be used for the diagnosis of sleep apnea syndrome, stress management, and depression prevention. With the aim to realize personal and continuous breathing monitoring, this paper proposes a lung movement detection method that uses sound waves. This method has advantages of low cost, use of a small-scale and simple device, and easiness in wearing. The proposed method can sense lung movement only by a vibration speaker and a contact microphone placed on user's chest and use the measured parameters in the sound signal processing. In this paper, the waveform comparison of the lung movement measured by the proposed method and the displacement of the thoracic diaphragm in breathing was conducted, and it was confirmed that the proposed method could capture lung movement in breathing with a high correlation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifeTech 2020 - 2020 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages94-96
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728170633
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Event2nd IEEE Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies, LifeTech 2020 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 10 Mar 202012 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameLifeTech 2020 - 2020 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies, LifeTech 2020
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period10/03/2012/03/20

Keywords

  • breathing monitoring
  • lung movement
  • sound waves

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    Furuyama, H., Imai, M., & Yoshida, T. (2020). Lung Movement Detection Method using Sound Waves for Continuous Breathing Monitoring. In LifeTech 2020 - 2020 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies (pp. 94-96). [9081205] (LifeTech 2020 - 2020 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/LifeTech48969.2020.1570619122