Signal processing techniques for vital sign monitoring using mobile short range doppler radar

This paper investigates mobile noncontact vital sign monitoring device for short range application. The radar module is mounted on a programmable linear stage, and precise stage movements are monitored by an optical tracking system. The motion artifacts due to radar system movements are removed using IIR filter and adaptive noise cancellation techniques.

The system is capable of extracting respiration rate even in the presence of radar module motion. In many applications, vital sign measurement from a mobile platform will be very useful, i.e., using unmanned vehicle as a first responder in battlefield including other military and medical applications. Our experiments and theoretical techniques provide a baseline that can be potentially used to measure vital signs from any arbitrarily moving radar system.