A Circuit Design by Using an Infrared Sensor Transmitter and Pic16f628 to Measure the Pulse Rate of the Driver


MEASUREMENT & CONTROL, vol.49, no.6, pp.191-196, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0020294016646804
  • Title of Journal : MEASUREMENT & CONTROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-196


This study involves a circuit which is made in order to prevent traffic accidents caused by tiredness of the driver and sleepiness. Infrared light emitting diode and infrared phototransistor are used to track driver's body values during vehicle driving. The pulse value, which can increase or decrease directly proportional to the heart rate, can be controlled with the help of this infrared light emitting diode and infrared phototransistor. Peripheral interface controller is used in the construction of the system. The blood pressure was transformed to an electronic signal with infrared receiver and infrared transmitter by checking the heartbeats. This electronic signal was processed with peripheral interface controller and the system was constructed. In application, the pulse rate of the driver is continuously measured, and these values are shown on a small display permanently. It is installed on a portable steering wheel which can be used in the automotive industry. The process of waking the driver up can be made by raising the voice of music and with the vibration of the seat.