BioTranslator: Inferring R-Peaks from Ambulatory Wrist-Worn PPG Signal

Luke Everson, Dwaipayan Biswas, Bram Ernst Verhoef, Chris H. Kim, Chris Van Hoof, Mario Konijnenburg, Nick Van Helleputte

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Abstract

Advancements in wireless sensor networks (WSN) technology and miniaturization of wearable sensors have enabled long-term continuous pervasive biomedical signal monitoring. Wrist-worn photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors have gained popularity given their form factor. However the signal quality suffers due to motion artifacts when used in ambulatory settings, making vital parameter estimation a challenging task. In this paper, we present a novel deep learning framework, BioTranslator, for computing the instantaneous heart rate (IHR), using wrist-worn PPG signals collected during physical activity. Using one-dimensional Convolution-Deconvolution Network, we translate a single channel PPG signal to an electrocardiogram(ECG)-like time series signal, from which relevant R-peak information can be inferred enabling IHR measures. The proposed network configuration was evaluated on 12 subjects of the TROIKA dataset, involved in physical activity. The proposed network identifies 92.8% of R-peaks, besides achieving a mean absolute error of 51±6.3ms with respect to reference ECG-derived IHR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4241-4245
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2019Jul 27 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/23/197/27/19

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