Heart rate regulation during cycle-ergometer exercise via bio-feedback

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Conference Proceeding
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Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 2015, 2015-November pp. 4639 - 4642
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2015-11-04
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© 2015 IEEE. This paper explains our developed control system which regulates the heart rate (HR) to track a desired trajectory. The controller is indeed a non-conventional non-model-based proportional, integral and derivative (PID) controller. The controller commands are interpreted as biofeedback auditory commands. These commands can be heard and implemented by the exercising subject as a part of the control-loop. However, transmitting a feedback signal while the pedals are not in the appropriate position to efficiently exert force may lead to a cognitive disengagement of the user from the feedback controller. This note explains a novel form of control system regarding as 'actuator-based event-driven control system', designed specifically for the purpose of this project. We conclude that the developed event-driven controller makes it possible to precisely regulate HR to a predetermined HR profile.
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