Automatic event detector from smartphone accelerometry: Pilot mHealth study for obstructive sleep apnea monitoring at home
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder with a low diagnosis ratio, leaving many patients undiagnosed and untreated. In the last decades, accelerometry has been found to be a feasible solution to obtain respiratory activity and a potential tool to monitor OSA. On the other hand, many smartphone-based systems have already been developed to propose solutions for OSA monitoring and treatment. The objective of this work was to develop an automatic event detector based on smartphone accelerometry and pulse oximetry, and to assess its ability to detect thoracic movements. It was validated with a commercial OSA monitoring system at home. Results of this preliminary pilot study showed that the proposed event detector for accelerometry signals is a feasible tool to detect abnormal respiratory events, such as apneas and hypopneas, and has potential to be included in smartphone-based systems for OSA assessment.
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CitationFerrer, I. [et al.]. Automatic event detector from smartphone accelerometry: Pilot mHealth study for obstructive sleep apnea monitoring at home. A: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. "2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC): proceedings". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019, p. 4990-4993.