Extraction of Movement, Breathing and Heartbeat signals out of a combined-recording (BSc, MSc)

Type: Bachelor Thesis (BSc, MSc)


Objective  / Ziel 

The overall goal of this work is to develop a software system for the extraction of movement, heart and breathing signals out of recording, obtained with the use of pressure sensors. Signal acquisition is not a part of the work.  


Description / Beschreibung

Sleep study is nowadays an actual research topic worldwide. Although a sleep study itself is a medical matter, hardware and software components are unavoidable for its performing. Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory possesses a wide experience in this area of knowledge. 

The aim of this work is to develop a software system to extract movement, breath and heart beat signals out of mixed-recording containing these three signals (see Fig. 1). 

Detailed work definition will be determined together with the student based on her/his background and experiences. The developed system will be used for the further research work of the laboratory.




Task / Aufgabe

  • Extract movement, breathing and heart signals out of available recordings, store the results in a database
  • Visualize the extracted signals on separate graphs
  • Find peaks of single breaths and heartbeats 
  • Calculate the breathing and heart rates for every 30-seconds epoch of the recording


Requirements / Voraussetzungen:

Programming skills.



M.Sc. Maksym Gaiduk, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.