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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Optical measurement of cardiac rhythm using PC with telediagnosis possibilities
Author(s): Francisco Perez-Ocon; Antonio Abarca; Jesus Abril Duro; Juan Luis Nieves Gomez; Enrique Hita
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Paper Abstract

A system that enables the automatic measurement of cardiac rhythm and the quantity of oxygen in the blood has been designed, constructed, and patented. Equipped with the appropriate software, this system registers this information and represents it numerically, in the form of a graph, which can then be printed as a detailed record of cardiac rhythm. This system aids in the determination of cardiac pathologies, and also enables the information to be sent to medical professionals to perform telediagnosis. The apparatus is based on the measurement (sampling) of noninvasive medical parameters. The apparatus is intended to cover a broad range of requirements and needs, as can be used by medical professionals (to detect pathologies related to the pumping and circulation of blood in the body) as well as by lay people who might wish to monitor or gain information concerning their cardiac rhythm and the general functioning of their heart. Thus, the system is designed to be clear and concise in its information as well as easy to use, especially for people unrelated to the medical profession. The way to constructing this system is explained in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2001
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 6(1) doi: 10.1117/1.1331560
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 6, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Francisco Perez-Ocon, Univ. de Granada (Spain)
Antonio Abarca, Univ. de Jaen (Spain)
Jesus Abril Duro, Philips, Sistemas Medicos (Spain)
Juan Luis Nieves Gomez, Univ. de Granada (Spain)
Enrique Hita, Univ. de Granada (Spain)

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