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Demonstrating the accuracy of an in-hospital ambulatory patient monitoring solution in measuring respiratory rate

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  • N. Donnelly
  • T. Hunniford
  • R. Harper
  • A. Flynn
  • A. Kennedy
  • D. Branagh
  • J. McLaughlin
Publication date2013
Host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Number of pages5
ISBN (electronic)9781457702167
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper presents clinical testing conducted to evaluate the accuracy of Aingeal, a wireless in-hospital patient monitor, in measuring respiration rate via impedance pneumography. Healthy volunteers were invited to simultaneously wear a CE Marked Aingeal vital signs monitor and a capnograph, the current gold standard in respiration rate measurement. During the test, participants were asked to undergo a series of defined breathing protocols which included normal breathing, paced breathing between 8-23 breaths per minute (bpm) and a recovery period following moderate exercise. Statistical analysis of the data collected shows a mean difference of -0.73, a standard deviation of 1.61, limits of agreement of -3.88 and +2.42 bpm and a P-value of 0.22. This testing demonstrates comparable performance of the Aingeal device in measuring respiration rate with a well-accepted and widely used alternative method. © 2013 IEEE.