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.
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.
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.
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), pp. 610-26, 2016. DOI: 10.1088/0967-3334/37/4/610
Using the Dataset
We are able to share the Vortal dataset with academic researchers and clinicians for further research. If you are interested in using the dataset, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on the dataset, please contact Peter Charlton: email@example.com.