The Use of Thermal Imaging Techniques as a Method of Monitoring the New Born
In this paper we present a report on the use of thermographic imaging techniques as a monitoring tool in newborn respiratory rate. The basis of this type of monitoring is the processing of real-time thermographic images. This contactless monitoring method it is absolute necessary because it is designed to monitor a very fragile category of patients: premature new born babies. Our biomedical signal of interests it is represented by the spontaneous breaths of the newborn. In the present study we demonstrate that the respiratory rate of the preterm newborn can be monitored based on the analysis of temperature changes that occurs in the anterior nasal area (nostrils).
KeywordsImage analysis Infrared thermography Signature detection Wavelet analysis
Scientific research funded by the “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi, based on the contract no. 29027/28.12.2016
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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