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Indoor Navigation Applied to the Detection of Allergic Reactions During Provocation Tests

Munoz Diaz, Estefania and Gutierrez-Rivas, Raquel and García, Juan Jesús (2015) Indoor Navigation Applied to the Detection of Allergic Reactions During Provocation Tests. Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), 2015-10-13 - 2015-10-16, Alberta, Canada. doi: 10.1109/IPIN.2015.7346781.

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The current method to detect allergies obliges the patient to stay within a room under the observation of the nurse during the allergy tests. Such tests last up to 4 hours. The authors have developed an allergy detection system based on the heart rate variability, which is monitored through electrocardiogram sensors. The detector is based on the correlation between variations of the heart rate and allergic reactions. However, heart rate variations are also due to the patient’s physical activity, being necessary to discriminate them. The pocket navigation system will be used to enhance the performance of the allergy detection algorithm, as it is able to identify different physical activities. Additionally, the patient can walk out of the testing room because a 3D localization solution is possible. The experiments described in this article show that it is possible identifying the most important patient’s physical activities to avoid false allergic reaction alarms. Moreover, the patient is allowed to move within the hospital during the allergy tests and can be located in case of a severe allergic reaction occurs. The experiments show also long duration walks to assess that our unaided inertial-based navigation system is suited to this particular medical application.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97384/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Indoor Navigation Applied to the Detection of Allergic Reactions During Provocation Tests
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:July 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Indoor navigation, inertial sensors, allergy detection, physical activity identification, long duration walks.
Event Title:Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN)
Event Location:Alberta, Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:13 October 2015
Event End Date:16 October 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication and Navigation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KN - Kommunikation und Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben GNSS2/Neue Dienste und Produkte (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Munoz Diaz-Ropero, Estefania
Deposited On:09 Nov 2015 16:31
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:02

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