Monitoring of patients suffering from REM sleep behavior disorder

Yang, X., Shah, S. A. , Ren, A. , Zhao, N., Zhao, J., Hu, F., Zhang, Z., Zhao, W., Ur Rehman, M. and Alomainy, A. (2018) Monitoring of patients suffering from REM sleep behavior disorder. IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, 2(2), pp. 138-143. (doi:10.1109/JERM.2018.2827705)

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Abstract

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia that involves involuntary, unwanted, and random movements of a dreaming patient. Typically, these dreams contain violent activities. There is a high likelihood of the patient being injured or hurting his bed-partner as a result of these enactments. Continuous monitoring of sleeping RBD patients can prevent these harmful events through timely intervention. This paper presents a novel method for continuous observation of RBD patients exploiting fine-grained amplitude and phase information of the wireless channel response. The variations in the wireless channel response as a result of different patient movements are assessed and used to identify RBD episodes. The data obtained are classified using a support vector machine and deliver an accuracy level of more than 90%. To the best of authors' knowledge, this is a first attempt at using radio frequency signals to sense RBD in real time.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ur Rehman, Dr Masood and Ren, Dr Aifeng and Shah, Mr Syed
Authors: Yang, X., Shah, S. A., Ren, A., Zhao, N., Zhao, J., Hu, F., Zhang, Z., Zhao, W., Ur Rehman, M., and Alomainy, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:2469-7249
ISSN (Online):2469-7257
Published Online:16 April 2018

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