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60GHz Vital Sign Radar using 3D-printed Lens

Ernst, Robert, Nilsson, Emil, Viberg, Per-Arne

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There is an increased interest in contact-less vital sign monitoring methods as they offer higher flexibility to the individual being observed. Recent industrial development enabled radar functionality to be packed in single-chip solutions, decreasing application complexity and speeding up designs. Within this paper, a vital sign radar has been developed utilizing a recently released 60GHz frequency modulated continuous wave single-chip radar in combination with 3D-printed quasi-optics. The electronics development has been focused on compactness and high system integration using a low cost design process. The final experiments prove that the radar is capable of tracking human respiration rate and heartbeat at the same time from a distance of 1m.

Nyckelord: 3D printers; Frequency modulation; Patient monitoring; Radar; Tracking radar

Citera: Ernst, Robert, Nilsson, Emil & Viberg, Per-Arne, 60GHz Vital Sign Radar using 3D-printed Lens, 2016 IEEE SENSORS., 2016