PPG EduKit: An Adjustable Photoplethysmography Evaluation System for Educational Activities

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Abstract

The grown interest in healthcare applications has made biomedical engineering one of the fastest growing disciplines in recent years. Photoplethysmography (PPG) has gained popularity in recent years due to its versatility for noninvasive monitoring of vital signs such as heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen saturation and blood pressure. In this work, an adjustable PPG-based educational device called PPG EduKit, which aims to facilitate the learning of the PPG technology for a wide range of engineering and medical disciplines is proposed. Through the use of this educational platform, the PPG signal can be understood, modified and implemented along with the extraction of its relevant physiological information from a didactic, intuitive and practical way. The PPG Edukit is evaluated for the extraction of physiological parameters such as heart rate and blood oxygen level, demonstrating how its features contribute to engineering and medical students to assimilate technical concepts in electrical circuits, biomedical instrumentation, and human physiology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1389
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalSensors (Basel, Switzerland)
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Photoplethysmography
  • PPG
  • multi-wavelength
  • educational platform
  • heart rate
  • blood oxygen level
  • SpO2

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