Thermal camera based physiological monitoring with an assistive robot

Cosar, Serhan, Yan, Zhi, Zhao, Feng , Lambrou, Tryphon, Yue, Shigang and Bellotto, Nicola (2018) Thermal camera based physiological monitoring with an assistive robot. In: IEEE International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, 17-21 July 2018, Honolulu, HI.

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This paper presents a physiological monitoring system for assistive robots using a thermal camera. It is based on the detection of subtle changes in temperature observed on different parts of the face. First, we segment and estimate these face regions on thermal images. Then, by applying Fourier analysis on temperature data, we estimate respiration and heartbeat rate. This physiological monitoring system has been integrated in an assistive robot for elderly people at home, as part of the ENRICHME project. Its performance has been evaluated on a new thermal dataset for physiological monitoring, which is made publicly available for research purposes.

Keywords:thermal imaging, physiological monitoring, Fourier analysis, computer vision, assistive robotics
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G740 Computer Vision
H Engineering > H671 Robotics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:24 Apr 2018 10:54

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