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Breath Analysis Using a Time-of-Flight Camera and Pressure Belts

ŽALUD, L. KOŤOVÁ, M. KOCMANOVÁ, P. DOBŠÁK, P. KOLÁŘOVÁ, J.

Original Title

Breath Analysis Using a Time-of-Flight Camera and Pressure Belts

English Title

Breath Analysis Using a Time-of-Flight Camera and Pressure Belts

Type

journal article

Language

en

Original Abstract

The proper way of breathing is important for everyone. Healthy people often do not follow respiration until breathing problems start—during stress or during sport activity in physiological cases. More serious cases are stroke, injury, or surgery of the chest and others. So, learning to breathe correctly and/or breathing diagnosis is considerable for many reasons. Two novel methods of breath analysis suitable for diagnostics and rehabilitation are presented. The first technique utilizes pressure belts fastened to the patient’s belly and chest, and the second method relies on a SwissRanger SR-4000 time-of-flight camera. The measurement principles are described together with the advantages and disadvantages of the applied techniques. The SwissRanger camera depth calibration is proposed to facilitate better results during the breath analysis. The methods are tested on a group of students to provide a comparison of their individual performances. As it was demonstrated, presented methods proved to work reliably. The method based on time-of-flight camera seems to be more suitable for diagnosis, while the method based on pressure belts is more suitable for rehabilitation and biofeedback applications

English abstract

The proper way of breathing is important for everyone. Healthy people often do not follow respiration until breathing problems start—during stress or during sport activity in physiological cases. More serious cases are stroke, injury, or surgery of the chest and others. So, learning to breathe correctly and/or breathing diagnosis is considerable for many reasons. Two novel methods of breath analysis suitable for diagnostics and rehabilitation are presented. The first technique utilizes pressure belts fastened to the patient’s belly and chest, and the second method relies on a SwissRanger SR-4000 time-of-flight camera. The measurement principles are described together with the advantages and disadvantages of the applied techniques. The SwissRanger camera depth calibration is proposed to facilitate better results during the breath analysis. The methods are tested on a group of students to provide a comparison of their individual performances. As it was demonstrated, presented methods proved to work reliably. The method based on time-of-flight camera seems to be more suitable for diagnosis, while the method based on pressure belts is more suitable for rehabilitation and biofeedback applications

Keywords

Breath analysis, Range measurement, Calibration, Pressure measurement

RIV year

2015

Released

03.11.2015

Publisher

WILEY-BLACKWELL

Location

111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ

Pages from

1

Pages to

7

Pages count

7

URL

BibTex


@article{BUT118137,
  author="Luděk {Žalud} and Markéta {Koťová} and Petra {Kalvodová} and Petr {Dobšák} and Jana {Kolářová}",
  title="Breath Analysis Using a Time-of-Flight Camera and Pressure Belts",
  annote="The proper way of breathing is important for everyone. Healthy people often do not follow respiration until breathing problems start—during stress or during sport activity in physiological cases. More serious cases are stroke, injury, or surgery of the chest and others. So, learning to breathe correctly and/or breathing diagnosis is considerable for many reasons. Two novel methods of breath analysis suitable for diagnostics and rehabilitation are presented. The first technique utilizes pressure belts fastened to the patient’s belly and chest, and the second method relies on a SwissRanger SR-4000 time-of-flight camera. The measurement principles are described together with the advantages and disadvantages of the applied techniques. The SwissRanger camera depth calibration is proposed to facilitate better results during the breath analysis. The methods are tested on a group of students to provide a comparison of their individual performances. As it was demonstrated, presented
methods proved to work reliably. The method based on time-of-flight camera seems to be more suitable for
diagnosis, while the method based on pressure belts is more suitable for rehabilitation and biofeedback applications",
  address="WILEY-BLACKWELL",
  chapter="118137",
  doi="10.1111/aor.12592",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="WILEY-BLACKWELL",
  number="11",
  volume="39",
  year="2015",
  month="november",
  pages="1--7",
  publisher="WILEY-BLACKWELL",
  type="journal article"
}