Estimation of Respiratory Information from the Built-In Pressure Sensors of a Dialysis Machine

Frida Sandberg, Mattias Holmer, Bo Olde, Kristian Solem

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The purpose of the present study is to determine the feasibility of estimating respiratory information from the built-in pressure sensors of a dialysis machine. The study database consists of simultaneous recordings of pressure signals and capnographic signals from 6 patients during 7 hemodialysis treatment sessions. Respiration rates were estimated using respiratory induced variations in the beat- to-beat interval series of the cardiac component of the pressure signal and respiratory induced baseline varia- tions in the pressure signal, respectively. The estimated respiration rates were compared to a reference respira- tion rate determined from the capnograhpic signal. The root-mean-square error of the estimated respiration rate from the baseline variations of the pressure signal was 2.10 breaths/min; the corresponding error of the estimated res- piration rate from the beat-to-beat interval series of the cardiac component was 4.95 breaths/min. The results sug- gest that it is possible to estimate respiratory information from the pressure sensors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
EditorsAlan Murray
PublisherComputing in Cardiology
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventComputing in Cardiology 2014 - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Duration: 2014 Sept 72014 Sept 10

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0276-6574


ConferenceComputing in Cardiology 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge, Massachusetts

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Medical Engineering


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