A VHDL based controller design for non-contact temperature and breathing sensors suitable for crib

Dat Tran, Kiet Duong, Ujjal K. Bhowmik

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Abstract

Continuous monitoring of vital signs has the potential of improving infant health care and reduce SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). With the emergence of micro-sensors and wireless technology can enable change in the conventional health care systems, replacing it with wearable and non-contact based wireless health care system. In this paper, an infrared non-contact temperature sensor, and a microphone based breathing sensor are used to detect vitals sign of an infant. Interfacing different sensors and acquiring and processing data in real time is a challenging task and requires a dedicated hardware. Field programmable gate array (FPGA) based technology has become the most widely used technique for real-time application. The HDL (hardware description language) based FPGA implementation of necessary drivers and interfacing hardware are proposed in this paper. With the help of necessary simulations and experimental results, the functionality and accuracy of the proposed system are justified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2014
EditorsReda Alhajj, Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, Nikolaos G. Bourbakis, Xingquan Zhu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages126-133
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479975013
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event14th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, BIBE 2014 - Boca Raton, United States
Duration: Nov 10 2014Nov 12 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 14th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2014

Conference

Conference14th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, BIBE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoca Raton
Period11/10/1411/12/14

Keywords

  • FPGA
  • HDL
  • Infrared temperature sensor
  • Non-contact sensors
  • Respiratory sensor
  • SIDS
  • Vital sign

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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