A Combination Solution for Sleep Apnea and Heart Rate Detection Based on Accelerometer Tracking

  • Thuong Le-TienEmail author
  • Phuc NguyenEmail author
  • Thien Luong-Hoai
  • Minh Nguyen-Binh
  • Tuan Vu-Minh
  • Hoang Pham-Thai
  • Duc Nguyen-Huynh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11814)


In this paper, we propose a combined solution to collect and detect both the heart rate and the obstruction sleep apnea using only vibration signals measured at the patient’s neck. Our proposed wearable device can capture vibration signals caused by the respiratory activities and the blood flows in the common carotid artery (CCA) and the internal jugular vein (IJV) on the patient’s neck area during sleeping. The data are sent to a server via WIFI connection and stored in a database for further analysis. Our system is accurate and low-cost for capturing the signals and monitoring many patients simultaneously. Moreover, the paper approach also goes deeper into signal processing by using a combination of the Savitzky-Golay filter, a lowpass filter, peak detecting and clustering techniques to extract the heart rate from the vibration of the carotid artery and the jugular. We also propose an algorithm for detecting the apnea state of a monitored patient using the bispectral analysis. In our initial experiments, the proposed algorithms obtain positive achievements.


Obstructive sleep apnea Heart rate extraction Bispectral analysis Accelerometer tracking 



This research is partly funded by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology under student research grants for the French-Vietnamese program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thuong Le-Tien
    • 1
    Email author
  • Phuc Nguyen
    • 2
    Email author
  • Thien Luong-Hoai
    • 1
  • Minh Nguyen-Binh
    • 1
  • Tuan Vu-Minh
    • 1
  • Hoang Pham-Thai
    • 1
  • Duc Nguyen-Huynh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversity of Technology, VNU-HCMHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Institute for Biomedical TechnologyUniversity of Applied ScienceMannheimGermany

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