Optimizing sampling rate of wrist-worn optical sensors for physiologic monitoring.

TitleOptimizing sampling rate of wrist-worn optical sensors for physiologic monitoring.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsB Bent, and JP Dunn
JournalJournal of Clinical and Translational Science
Volume5
Start Pagee34
Issue1
Pagination1 - 8
Date Published08/2020
Abstract

<h4>Introduction</h4>Personalized medicine has exposed wearable sensors as new sources of biomedical data which are expected to accrue annual data storage costs of approximately $7.2 trillion by 2020 (>2000 exabytes). To improve the usability of wearable devices in healthcare, it is necessary to determine the minimum amount of data needed for accurate health assessment.<h4>Methods</h4>Here, we present a generalizable optimization framework for determining the minimum necessary sampling rate for wearable sensors and apply our method to determine optimal optical blood volume pulse sampling rate. We implement <i>t</i>-tests, Bland-Altman analysis, and regression-based visualizations to identify optimal sampling rates of wrist-worn optical sensors.<h4>Results</h4>We determine the optimal sampling rate of wrist-worn optical sensors for heart rate and heart rate variability monitoring to be 21-64 Hz, depending on the metric.<h4>Conclusions</h4>Determining the optimal sampling rate allows us to compress biomedical data and reduce storage needs and financial costs. We have used optical heart rate sensors as a case study for the connection between data volumes and resource requirements to develop methodology for determining the optimal sampling rate for clinical relevance that minimizes resource utilization. This methodology is extensible to other wearable sensors.

DOI10.1017/cts.2020.526
Short TitleJournal of Clinical and Translational Science