An Analysis of Respiration with the Smart Sensor SENSIRIB in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Surgery

Sensors (Basel). 2022 Feb 17;22(4):1561. doi: 10.3390/s22041561.


The paper examines the problem of respiration monitoring with easily wearable instrumentation by using a smart device that is properly designed and implemented with small and light components. The practical implementation is presented both in practical aspects and from experimental results by following a properly defined method with a medical-like protocol and specific procedure of testing. The results of a statistically significant campaign of experimental tests are reported with the characteristic data from the angles and acceleration components of a sensed rib both to validate the smart device and the procedure for respiration monitoring.

Keywords: evaluation of respiration; medical sensors; rib motions; smart sensors; thorax operation patients.

MeSH terms

  • Acceleration
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Respiration
  • Thoracic Surgery*
  • Wearable Electronic Devices*