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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 2, 2012

Use of PC mouse components for continuous measuring of human heartbeat

Yevgeny Beiderman, Roy Talyosef, Daniel Yeori, Javier Garcia, Vicente Mico, and Zeev Zalevsky  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 16, pp. 3323-3328 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.003323


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Abstract

A new technology for remote measuring of vibration sources was recently developed for industrial, medical, and security-related applications [Int. Appl. Patent No: PCT/IL2008/001008]. It requires relatively expensive equipment, such as high-speed complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensors and customized optics. In this paper, we demonstrate how the usage of a simple personal computer (PC) mouse as an optical system composed of a low-power laser and a CMOS circuitry on the same integrated circuit package, can be used to monitor heartbeat from the wrist. The method is based on modifying the mouse optical system in such a way that it will recognize temporal change in skin’s vibration profile, generated due to the heart pulses, as mouse movement. The tests that were carried out show a very good correlation between the heartbeat rate measured from human skin and the reference values taken manually.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6150) Imaging systems : Speckle imaging
(110.4153) Imaging systems : Motion estimation and optical flow

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2012
Published: May 24, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Yevgeny Beiderman, Roy Talyosef, Daniel Yeori, Javier Garcia, Vicente Mico, and Zeev Zalevsky, "Use of PC mouse components for continuous measuring of human heartbeat," Appl. Opt. 51, 3323-3328 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-16-3323

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