In this paper we present a new system for acquiring simultaneously breathing rate and kinetic activity over a period of twenty-four hours. The system is based on a couple of sensors, which are very light, absolutely non- invasive, and compatible with everyday life. The proposed breathing sensor is cheap and uses a conductive rubber as active material. An analog signal representing the breathing rate is obtained from the sensor’s signal, breath by breath, without any averaging or filtering. The kinetic activity sensor is based on a tiny accelerometer whose signal is averaged and filtered, so that both sensors have voltage compatible with a slow data logging.

A New System for Continuous Monitoring of Breathing and Kinetic Activity

Roberto Marani;Gennaro Gelao;Anna Gina Perri
2010

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In this paper we present a new system for acquiring simultaneously breathing rate and kinetic activity over a period of twenty-four hours. The system is based on a couple of sensors, which are very light, absolutely non- invasive, and compatible with everyday life. The proposed breathing sensor is cheap and uses a conductive rubber as active material. An analog signal representing the breathing rate is obtained from the sensor’s signal, breath by breath, without any averaging or filtering. The kinetic activity sensor is based on a tiny accelerometer whose signal is averaged and filtered, so that both sensors have voltage compatible with a slow data logging.
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