Ventilation and heart rate monitoring in drivers using a contactless electrical bioimpedance system
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute Of Physics Publishing Ltd
Rights accessOpen Access
Nowadays, the road safety is one of the most important priorities in the automotive industry. Many times, this safety is jeopardized because of driving under inappropriate states, e.g. drowsiness, drugs and/or alcohol. Therefore several systems for monitoring the behavior of subjects during driving are researched. In this paper, a device based on a contactless electrical bioimpedance system is shown. Using the four-wire technique, this system is capable of obtaining the heart rate and the ventilation of the driver through multiple textile electrodes. These textile electrodes are placed on the car seat and the steering wheel. Moreover, it is also reported several measurements done in a controlled environment, i.e. a test room where there are no artifacts due to the car vibrations or the road state. In the mentioned measurements, the system response can be observed depending on several parameters such as the placement of the electrodes or the number of clothing layers worn by the driver.
CitationMacias, R. [et al.]. Ventilation and heart rate monitoring in drivers using a contactless electrical bioimpedance system. A: International Conference on Electrical Bio-impedance. "XV International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance". Heilbad Heiligenstadt: Institute Of Physics Publishing Ltd, 2013, p. 1-5.
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