Development of the ’BreathEasy’ contactless portable respiratory rate monitor (CPRM)

DAW, Will, KINGSHOTT, Ruth, SCOTT, Alison, SAATCHI, Reza and ELPHICK, Heather (2015). Development of the ’BreathEasy’ contactless portable respiratory rate monitor (CPRM). In: International Congress - Paediatric Respiratory Physiology, Amsterdam, 26-30 September 2015. International Congress 2015 – Paediatric respiratory physiology.

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Background: Respiratory rate (RR) is a vital physiological measurement used in the immediate assessment of acutely ill patients. It is used as a predictor of serious deterioration in a patient's clinical condition. Convenient electronic devices exist for measurement of pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and temperature. Although devices which measure RR exist, none has entered everyday clinical practice. We have developed a contactless portable respiratory rate monitor (CPRM). We aimed to measure agreement with existing methods of RR measurement.Method:RR data were collected from 33 adult volunteers using respiratory impedance plethysmography (RIP) bands (established contact method), visual counting of chest movements (established non-contact method) and the CPRM (new method), simultaneously. Two to three data sets were collected for each volunteer.Results:Data showed good agreement between measurements from the CPRM and the gold standard RIP with limits of agreement -4.6 – 7.8.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Automation and Robotics Research > Mobile Machine and Vision Laboratory
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Engineering and Mathematics
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Depositing User: Reza Saatchi
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2017 09:29
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2018 21:19

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