MNS Project

Breathing Volume Estimation project

Project Description

In this project, we propose for the first time an autonomous system, called WiSpiro, that continuously monitors a person’s breathing volume with high resolution during sleep from afar. WiSpiro relies on a phase-motion demodulation algorithm that reconstructs minute chest and abdominal movements by analyzing the subtle phase changes that the movements cause to the continuous wave signal sent by a 2.4 GHz directional radio. These movements are mapped to breathing volume, where the mapping relationship is obtained via a short training process. To cope with body movement, the system tracks the large-scale movements and posture changes of the person, and moves its transmitting antenna accordingly to a proper location in order to maintain its beam to specific areas on the frontal part of the person’s body. It also incorporates interpolation mechanisms to account for possible inaccuracy of our posture detection technique and the minor movement of the person’s body.

Video Demo

The Team


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System Overview

29 June, 2016

Testing at a soccer field

29 June, 2016

Testing inside Campus

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Example data

29 June, 2016