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A novel method for motion artifact removal in wearable ppg sensors based on blind source separation

By Maik Pflugradt, Marcus Rose and Reinhold Orglmeister


Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.The recent development of healthcare systems has provided a significant contribution to ambulatory patient monitoring. In that context, signal quality and disturbances induced by noise or motion artifacts play an important role in the field of signal processing tasks. Especially the Photoplethysmogram (PPG) is very liable to movement artifacts which severely hamper the extraction of vital parameters like the heart rate or oxygen saturation. To record patient movements, an innovative sensor system is proposed, which acquires accelerometer data next to the PPG. As in Adaptive Noise Cancelers, we propose to use the acceleration as reference to recover corrupted PPGs by means of the Blind Source Separation. Sophisticated methods of ICA have been used, resulting in a novel approach for artifact suppression in the PPG that has been tested on laboratory datasets

Topics: 610 Medizin und Gesundheit, blind source separation, motion artifacts, body sensor network, ANC, ICA
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1515/bmt-2013-4190
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