Non-invasive smart health monitoring system based on optical fiber interferometers

Changyuan Yu, Wei Xu, Na Zhang, Cheungchuen Yu

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Abstract

Vital signs (including breath and heartbeat) monitoring is a key tool in healthcare. Current monitors need invasive electronic sensors attached to user's body, which is inconvenient and uncomfortable. We demonstrate photonic smart health monitoring system based on phase-sensitive optical fiber interferometers. Users simply lie/sleep on a sensor mat embedded with optical fiber interferometers. Breath and heartbeat will introduce slight strain changes on the mat and affect the light propagating within the fiber. Breathing and heartbeat waveforms can be achieved by analyzing the output light with signal processing. The system can collect user's signals continuously and remotely to provide big data for health analysis. Our technique is non-invasive, highly sensitive, and immune to electromagnetic interference.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICOCN 2017 - 16th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632734
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2017
Event16th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks, ICOCN 2017 - Wuzhen, China
Duration: 7 Aug 201710 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameICOCN 2017 - 16th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks, ICOCN 2017
Country/TerritoryChina
CityWuzhen
Period7/08/1710/08/17

Keywords

  • Breath monitoring
  • Heartbeat monitoring
  • Non-invasive
  • Optical fiber interferometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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