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Non-Contact Real-Time Heart Rate Measurement Algorithm Based on PPG-Standard Deviation

Jiancheng Zou1,*, Tianshu Chen1, Xin Yang2

College of Sciences, North China University of Technology, Beijing, 100144, China.
Department of Math & Computer Science, Southern Arkansas University 100E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753-5000, USA.

* Corresponding Author: Jiancheng Zou. Email: email.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2019, 60(3), 1029-1040.


Heart rate is an important physiological parameter for clinical diagnosis, it can infer the health of the human body. Thus, efficient and accurate heart rate measurement is important for disease diagnosis and health monitoring. There are two ways to measure heart rate. One is contact type and the other is non-contact. Contact measurement methods include pulse cutting, electrocardiogram, etc. Because of the inconvenience of this method, a non-contact heart rate method has been proposed. Traditional non-contact measurement method based on image is collecting RGB three-channel signals in continuous video and selecting the average value of the green channel pixels as the heart rate signal for processing. However, this method is not accurate when the pixel values are changing greatly. To overcome this problem, non-contact real-time heart rate measurement method is proposed in this paper based on pixel standard deviation. Because of the changes in skin color caused by heart rate, the standard deviation signal of the green channel pixels in the region of interest (ROI) is filtered and extracted by the forward and inverse Fourier transform respectively, measuring the heart rate. The experimental results show that the improved algorithm can measure heart rate with faster speed and higher accuracy comparing to traditional methods. And we hope that our algorithm can apply in intelligent elder caring.


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APA Style
Zou, J., Chen, T., Yang, X. (2019). Non-contact real-time heart rate measurement algorithm based on ppg-standard deviation. Computers, Materials & Continua, 60(3), 1029-1040.
Vancouver Style
Zou J, Chen T, Yang X. Non-contact real-time heart rate measurement algorithm based on ppg-standard deviation. Comput Mater Contin. 2019;60(3):1029-1040
IEEE Style
J. Zou, T. Chen, and X. Yang "Non-Contact Real-Time Heart Rate Measurement Algorithm Based on PPG-Standard Deviation," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 1029-1040. 2019.

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