This paper investigates the possibility to effectively monitor and control the respiratory action using a very simple and non invasive technique based on a single lightweight reduced-size wireless surface electromyography (sEMG) sensor placed below the sternum. The captured sEMG signal, due to the critical sensor position, is characterized by a low energy level and it is affected by motion artifacts and cardiac noise. In this work we present a preliminary study performed on adults for assessing the correlation of the spirometry signal and the sEMG signal after the removal of the superimposed heart signal. This study and the related findings could be useful in respiratory monitoring of preterm infants.
Correlation Between Respiratory Action and Diaphragm Surface EMG Signal / Biagetti, Giorgio; Crippa, Paolo; Falaschetti, Laura; Turchetti, Claudio. - ELETTRONICO. - (2019), pp. 33-37. (Intervento presentato al convegno EMBC Workshop Telemedicine and Telemonitoring in AAL Home Environments : 41st Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) Conference tenutosi a Berlin, Germany nel July 23, 2019).