Nonintrusive Remote Monitoring of Sleep in Home-Based Situation

  • Ibrahim Sadek
  • Mounir Mohktari
Mobile & Wireless Health
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  1. Mobile & Wireless Health


Sleep deprivation can lead to loss of concentration, and risky decision-making. Nevertheless, some people may underestimate the importance of getting quality sleep. The standard health care systems might not be suitable for long-term monitoring of sleep. As an example, the polysomnography, i.e., the gold standard for assessing sleep disorders is cumbersome, expensive, and time-consuming. As a result, portable, nonintrusive and inexpensive systems for monitoring quality of sleep are greatly needed. This paper demonstrates a novel nonintrusive system for monitoring quality of sleep using an optical fiber embedded sensor mat. The proposed system is deployed in real-life conditions over a one-month period. Three senior female residents were enrolled for the study, where the sensor mat is placed under the bed mattress. Sleep quality is assessed based on several parameters, such as duration of sleep, sleep interruption, vital signs (heart rate and respiration). The proposed system shows an agreement with a user’s survey collected before the study. Furthermore, the system is integrated within an existing ambient assisted living platform with a user-friendly interface to make it more convenient for the caregivers to follow-up the sleep parameters of the residents.


Aging in place Technology and services for home care e-Health Vital signs Ballistocardiography 



Authors would like to thank TOUCH Senior Activity Center, Singapore for its role in recruiting the three residents. In addition, we would like to thank the residents for their participation in the study.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interests

The authors (Ibrahim Sadek and Mounir Mohktari) declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

For this type of study formal consent was not required.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Image and Pervasive Access LaboratoryCNRS UMI 2955SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Institut Mines TélécomParisFrance

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