Noncontact Respiration Rate Monitoring: An Evaluation of Four Methods

STRATTON, Howard, SAATCHI, Reza, EVANS, Ruth and ELPHICK, Heather (2021). Noncontact Respiration Rate Monitoring: An Evaluation of Four Methods. In: USB proceedings of The Seventeenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management – CM 2021, held virtually from 14-18 2021. The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

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Respiratory rate (RR) is an important diagnostic indicator of deterioration in critically ill patients, therefore an accurate method for its measurement is needed. The existing methods for RR measurement are typically contact-based, ie the sensing unit is attached to the patient's body. Some young children do not tolerate contact-based methods. Contact-based methods may also cause stress, affecting RR value. The operations of four non-contact RR measurement methods were compared. These were: infrared thermal imaging; airflow sensing; vision-based chest movement tracking and respiratory airflow sensing. The study showed that all four methods could measure RR. The strengths and limitations of each method are explained.

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Additional Information: Published online date an estimate, published between 16.09.2021-16.10.2021.
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
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Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 15:16
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 08:00

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