Overview

The Vortal dataset is a dataset of electrocardiogram (ECG) and pulse oximetry (photoplethysmogram, PPG) signals acquired from healthy volunteers. This dataset is intended to facilitate evaluation of the performance of algorithms under ideal operating conditions.

Details

The dataset contains ECG, PPG, Impedance Pneumography (IP) and reference oral-nasal pressure signals acquired from young subjects (aged 18-39) and elderly subjects (aged over 70). Data was acquired from all subjects for approximately 10 minutes while lying supine at rest. In addition, data was collected from young subjects during walking, running, and lying supine once again whilst recovering from exercise. The dataset was collected during National Clinical Trial no. 01472133.

Example

Vortal_Signals
Exemplary Vortal Signals: The four types of simultaneous signals contained within the Vortal Dataset are shown (from top): Reference oral-nasal pressure signals; Impedance Pneumography (IP) signals; ECG signals; PPG signals.

Publication

The dataset was first reported in this publication, which contains additional information on the dataset. Only data from young subjects lying supine was used in this publication.

We also intend to report on the dataset in this publication, which contains additional information on the dataset. Data from both young and elderly subjects lying supine was used in this publication.

Citation

When using this dataset please cite this publication:

Charlton P.H. and Bonnici T.B. et al. An assessment of algorithms to estimate respiratory rate from the electrocardiogram and photoplethysmogram, Physiological Measurement, 37(4), 2016

Download Link

The following subsets of the dataset, described in this publication, can be downloaded:

Young subjects at rest

Young subjects recovering from intense exercise

The following subset of the dataset, described in this publication, will be available for download upon publication:

Young and elderly subjects at rest