On-Body Antenna for Vital Signs and Heart Rate Variability Monitoring

Abubakar Tariq, Hooshang Ghafouri-Shiraz

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The heart and breathing rate of a person can be
monitored by using the reflection coefficient phase of an antenna
attached parallel to the chest of a person. The effect of frequency,
power and the antenna type on the accuracy of heart rate
detection is determined. The feasibility of this technique to
measure heart rate variability is tested. Its ability to calculate
respiration rate is also demonstrated. It is found out that this
technique holds promise for the measurement of vital signs and
heart rate variability and thus can be a useful addition to home
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Event2011 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conferenc - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 201115 Nov 2011


Conference2011 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conferenc
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • On-Body Antenna,Vital Signs,
  • Heart Rate Variability Monitoring


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