3D Printed Wearable FBG based Devices: A Proof of Concept for Heart Rate Monitoring

Catia Tavares, Catia Leitao, Daniela Lo Presti, Emiliano Schena, M. Fatima Domingues, Nelia Alberto, Hugo Placido Da Silva, Paulo Antunes

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Abstract

Three-dimensional fused deposition modelling (FMD) is revolutionizing the production of new custom parts. It has been applied to create, for instance, protection cases and solid supports for all kinds of sensing structures, in a cost- and time-effective way. This paper uses the 3D printing technique to embed an optical fiber sensor, specifically a fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor, into a flexible polymer during the printing process, resulting in a compact and robust sensing structure. This FBG cell is intended to be tested in monitoring the heart rate (HR) from different parts of the body. This study preliminary assessed the capability of monitoring HR from the wrist (at the level of the radial artery) and the chest. Results showed promising performance, with a root-mean-square deviation of 5.6 beats per minute.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, MetroInd 4.0 and IoT 2022 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages366-370
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665410939
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, MetroInd 4.0 and IoT 2022 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 7 Jun 20229 Jun 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, MetroInd 4.0 and IoT 2022 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Industry 4.0 and IoT, MetroInd 4.0 and IoT 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTrento
Period7/06/229/06/22

Keywords

  • 3D-printing
  • Fiber Bragg grating
  • heart rate monitoring
  • wearable devices

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