A Wearable ECG-HR Detector and Its Application to Automatic Assist-Mode Selection of an Electrically Assisted Bicycle

O. Miyashita, Akinori Ueno, Toshiya Yoshida, Junichi Yamamoto, Philippe Lataire

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Abstract

Recently, an electrically assisted bicycle has been widely used in daily life and becomes very popular. The user selects the stepwise assist-mode to determine the assistive torque for pleasurable running. From the viewpoint of improvement of health by exercise, the electrically assisted bicycle can be an exercise machine like a treadmill. The heart rate (HR) is regarded as an indication of exercise load. This paper presents an automatic assist-mode selection system based on the HR of the bicycle user. The HR is obtained from the R-waves measured by the proposed wearable electrocardiograph on the user. The mode-selection system is simply implemented by a personal computer, USB-connected interface, and some electronic switching circuits. The running experiments confirm that the proposed assist-mode selection method has practicability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBS)
Place of PublicationNEW YORK, NY 10017 USA
PublisherIEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4122-8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2011
EventUnknown -
Duration: 3 Sep 2011 → …

Conference

ConferenceUnknown
Period3/09/11 → …

Keywords

  • SERVO-CONTROLLER
  • Bicycle

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