Real time heart rate variability assessment from android smartphone camera photoplethysmography: postural and device influences
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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The aim of this paper is to present a smartphone based system for real-time pulse-to-pulse (PP) interval time series acquisition by frame-to-frame camera image processing. The developed smartphone application acquires image frames from built-in rear-camera at the maximum available rate (30 Hz) and the smartphone GPU has been used by Renderscript API for high performance frame-by-frame image acquisition and computing in order to obtain PPG signal and PP interval time series. The relative error of mean heart rate is negligible. In addition, measurement posture and the employed smartphone model influences on the beat-to-beat error measurement of heart rate and HRV indices have been analyzed. Then, the standard deviation of the beat-to-beat error (SDE) was 7.81 ± 3.81 ms in the worst case. Furthermore, in supine measurement posture, significant device influence on the SDE has been found and the SDE is lower with Samsung S5 than Motorola X. This study can be applied to analyze the reliability of different smartphone models for HRV assessment from real-time Android camera frames processing.
CitationGuede, F., Ferrer, V., Ramos, J., Fernandez, M., Garcia, M. Real time heart rate variability assessment from android smartphone camera photoplethysmography: postural and device influences. A: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. "Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)". Milan: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015, p. 7332-7335.