In this paper, a method based on the usage of a smartphone for measuring simultaneously both heartbeat intervals and respiratory intervals is presented. In particular, the commodity accelerometer of a smartphone is used for measuring the seismocardiographic signal generated by heart activity and the acceleration due to breathing movements. The measurement is performed with the subject laying down, placing the smartphone on his/her xiphoid process. Signal processing algorithms are presented in the paper that can produce an accurate estimation of heartbeat and respiratory intervals from the measured acceleration signals. A metrological validation of the heartbeat and respiratory intervals estimates obtained with the proposed method is carried out by comparison with measurements obtained using an electrocardiograph and a spirometer. Two practical examples of applications of the measured quantities are finally reported, that are the measurement of the Heart Rate Variability from heartbeat intervals and of the Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia from both the heartbeat intervals and the respiratory signal.

Accurate simultaneous measurement of heartbeat and respiratory intervals using a smartphone

M. Scarpetta;Maurizio Spadavecchia;G. Andria;M. A. Ragolia;N. Giaquinto
2022

Abstract

In this paper, a method based on the usage of a smartphone for measuring simultaneously both heartbeat intervals and respiratory intervals is presented. In particular, the commodity accelerometer of a smartphone is used for measuring the seismocardiographic signal generated by heart activity and the acceleration due to breathing movements. The measurement is performed with the subject laying down, placing the smartphone on his/her xiphoid process. Signal processing algorithms are presented in the paper that can produce an accurate estimation of heartbeat and respiratory intervals from the measured acceleration signals. A metrological validation of the heartbeat and respiratory intervals estimates obtained with the proposed method is carried out by comparison with measurements obtained using an electrocardiograph and a spirometer. Two practical examples of applications of the measured quantities are finally reported, that are the measurement of the Heart Rate Variability from heartbeat intervals and of the Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia from both the heartbeat intervals and the respiratory signal.
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