Impact of Biological Sex on Radar-Measured Heart Sound Quality

Shaw, Vikash and Pah, Nemuel Daniel and Rani, Parul and Mahapatra, Prasant Kumar and Pankaj, Dinesh and Kumar, Dinesh Kant (2023) Impact of Biological Sex on Radar-Measured Heart Sound Quality. In: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), 24-27 July 2023, Sydney, Australia.

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Radar based contact-free technology has number of potential applications for monitoring the cardiopulmonary functions of patients. However, no study has evaluated the effect of gender on the quality of the recordings. This study makes an attempt to distinguish radar based recording of male and female subjects. The study analysed a publicly available dataset of radar-recorded heart sound signals from both male and female subjects. Here, we exploit the reference signal-to-noise ratio (RSNR) to quantify the signal’s quality. The results indicate that there is a significant difference in the signal quality between males and females, with males having a higher RSNR value compared to females. This could be a limitation in the widespread use of the current radar based cardiopulmonary recording techniques and overcoming this should be considered for future research. Clinical relevance— This work has highlighted the gender based difference. By considering this, the radar based cardiopulmonary device has the potential for being used for patients requiring long-term monitoring.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2024 03:11
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 03:11

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