A Wearable System for Real-Time Continuous Monitoring of Physical Activity
AuthorsTaffoni , Fabrizio; Rivera Pinto, Diego; La Camera , Angelica; Nicolò , Andrea; Velasco Pérez, Juan Ramón; [et al.]
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/32878
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Fabrizio Taffoni, Diego Rivera, Angelica La Camera, Andrea Nicolò, Juan Ramón Velasco, and Carlo Massaroni, “A Wearable System for Real-Time Continuous Monitoring of Physical Activity,” Journal of Healthcare Engineering, vol. 2018, Article ID 1878354, 16 pages, 2018.
EEBB-I-17-12215 (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad)
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
© Fabrizio Taffoni et al., 2018
Over the last decades, wearable systems have gained interest for monitoring of physiological variables, promoting health, and improving exercise adherence in different populations ranging from elite athletes to patients. In this paper, we present a wearable system for the continuous real-time monitoring of respiratory frequency (fR), heart rate (HR), and movement cadence during physical activity. The system has been experimentally tested in the laboratory (by simulating the breathing pattern with a mechanical ventilator) and by collecting data from one healthy volunteer. Results show the feasibility of the proposed device for real-time continuous monitoring of fR, HR, and movement cadence both in resting condition and during activity. Finally, different synchronization techniques have been investigated to enable simultaneous data collection from different wearable modules.