Radio Frequency cardiopulmonary waveform for subject identification

Marc Ó Gríofa, Rebecca S. Blue, Robert Friedman, Aaron Jaech, Madhu Bhagavatula, Siying D. Hu, Marios Savvides

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Radio Frequency Impedance Interrogation (RFII) measures hemodynamic function via resonance frequency coupling to a hydrophilic protein molecule and the resonant return signal phase change. The RFII device generates a cardiosynchronous waveform from the identification of blood movement in the time, frequency, and voltage domains. While the application of this technology to hemodynamic monitoring has demonstrated initial success, this small pilot study examined the use of RFII for subject identification by cardiosynchronous waveform signal analysis, which would allow confirmation of the identity of a subject in an operational setting. Preliminary results demonstrate 86% successful subject identification using the RFII cardiosynchronous waveform signature and simple pattern recognition classification, with as high as 100% identification with improvements to phase-shift recognition. Each individual appears to have a unique waveform morphology that is visually distinct from the other individuals in the data set. These results suggest that RFII may hold great potential as a biometric identifier and the rapid identification and authentication of subjects in the operational setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 45th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2011
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event45th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2011 - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2011Nov 9 2011

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393


Conference45th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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