Extraction of Respiratory Rate from Pulse Oximeter Recordings

This discovery uses the pulse oximeter signal to estimate a respiratory rate. Will enhance current approaches to monitoring respiratory conditions. Background: Pulse oximeters are simple, non-invasive instruments used extensively in hospitals and emergency rooms to acquire patient oxygen saturation and cardiac functions. To maximize the potential of pulse oximetry, researchers have explored additional measurements, including respiratory rates. Today, respiratory rates can only be determined with costly equipment and additional sensors that patients often find uncomfortable, which further limits its use as a diagnostic tool. Technology Overview: Ki Chon, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, has developed a new method that uses the pulse oximeter signal to estimate a respiratory rate. He developed an algorithm called ?variable frequency complex demodulation? (VFCD) to identify frequency modulations of the photoplethys-mogram waveform. The algorithm is based on the highest possible time and frequency resolution method for estimating time -frequency resolution method for estimating time -frequency spectra (TFS) and associated amplitudes. VFCD provides the best time and frequency resolution and most accurate amplitude estimates compared to other time frequency based methods for tracking respiratory rate. Advantages: Detects modulations in AM or FM signals, most accurate and repeatable results when compared to AR, CWT-FM and CWT-AM methods. Applications: Intellectual Property Summary: Patent Pending Stage of Development: Licensing Potential: Licensing Status: Available for License Additional Information: Biomedical Engineering pulse oximeter, respiration rate https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/diagnosis11.jpg , https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/medical-devices1a.jpg
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