Performance characterisation of wearable cardiac monitoring devices for aerospace applications

Nichakorn Pongsakornsathien, Alessandro Gardi, Yixiang Lim, Roberto Sabatini, Trevor Kistan, Neta Ezer

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Abstract

A growing number of aerospace human-machine system applications require real-time physiological monitoring of the human operator. These real-time measurements allow the system to estimate the operator's cognitive states, which can drive the level of automation support. This concept is adopted in our Cognitive Human-Machine Interfaces and Interactions (CHMI2) framework. Accurate and reliable measurements from the physiological sensors are essential for the CHMI2 concept to work. The Heart Rate (HR) is one of the most commonly monitored physiological variables in aerospace applications. In this paper, we evaluate the suitability of a common wearable cardiac monitoring device to carry out real time HR measurements. The validity is evaluated by comparing the processed measurements from the wearable device to a clinical validated device. Contrary to most studies which only target physical activity for such characterisation, we investigate a terminal manoeuvring area traffic management activity, which is a very challenging aerospace task involving a significant number of time-critical human-machine interactions where high levels of cognitive workload are experienced. The results from the presented characterisation support the suitability of the cardiac monitoring sensor for the intended CHMI2 system application.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace, MetroAeroSpace 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages76-81
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113449
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event5th IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace, MetroAeroSpace 2019 - Torino, Italy
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace, MetroAeroSpace 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace, MetroAeroSpace 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTorino
Period19/06/1921/06/19

Keywords

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Cognitive Workload
  • Experimental Characterization
  • Human-Machine Interface
  • Human-Machine System

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