OBTAINING PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS USING EAR-LOCATED SENSORS

  • US 20140051940A1
  • Filed: 08/17/2012
  • Published: 02/20/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2012
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system for obtaining one or more physiological measurements, comprising:

  • a first earphone configured to sealingly engage a first ear of a user to form a first sealed ear cavity within a first ear canal, the first earphone including a first sensor configured to detect a first physiological parameter associated with the first ear canal in response to a first input introduced to the first sealed ear cavity and to generate a signal representative of the detected first physiological parameter, wherein the first sensor comprises a microphone configured to detect changes in an acoustic profile of sound from the first input introduced from the earphone into the first sealed ear cavity; and

    a processor in communication with the first sensor assembly, the processor configured to provide the first input to the earphone, and to receive the signal representative of the first physiological parameter from the first earphone, and to determine a first physiological measurement based on the first physiological parameter.

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