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An infrared-based device for non-invasive monitoring of eyelid movement during sleep

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The increased movement of eyes and eyelids is characteristic of the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep stage, making it an important indicator in sleep monitoring. A device was designed to detect this activity in a non-invasive way by means of measuring infrared light intensity reflected off the eyelid. The system converts the light intensity into current through a photodetector, performs analog signal processing and analog to digital conversion (ADC). The data is transmitted wirelessly to a computer, where the results can be displayed, stored and analyzed with a dedicated software, which also provides control over the device. The hardware is embedded in a mask, which is put over the patient's eyes. User safety in terms of mechanical, electrical and optical dangers has been ensured. The device was tested on a napping subject.

eISSN:
1898-0309
Lingua:
Inglese
Frequenza di pubblicazione:
4 volte all'anno
Argomenti della rivista:
Medicina, Ingegneria biomedica, Fisica, Fisica tecnica ed applicata, Fisica medica