Low-cost wearable sensor based on a D-shaped plastic optical fiber for respiration monitoring

Yu-Lin Wang, Bin Liu, Yi-Neng Pang, Juan Liu, Jiu-Lin Shi, Sheng-Peng Wan, Xing-Dao He, Jinhui Yuan, Qiang Wu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)
33 Downloads (Pure)


A low cost, wearable textile-based respiratory sensing system is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. A highly sensitive D-shaped plastic optical fiber (POF) sensor that responds to bending is integrated into an elastic band structure to form a respiratory sensing system. The curvature sensing experiments were conducted on the D-shaped POF sensor, which has a coefficient of determination (R2) of 0.9977. The system can be used to monitor not only the respiratory rate (RR) of the human body under different movement states (resting, walking and running), but also the RR of steady and unsteady respiratory signals due to different physiological states. In addition, using the proposed signal processing technique, the interference of motion noise can be removed and the influence of body movement on the sensor response can be eliminated. The advantages of the system are its low cost, compactness and simplicity in design. Thus, the application of the proposed respiratory sensing system provides a simple and inexpensive optical solution for wearable health.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4004808
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
Early online date22 Apr 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Apr 2021


Dive into the research topics of 'Low-cost wearable sensor based on a D-shaped plastic optical fiber for respiration monitoring'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this