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Device for reliable recording of the photoplethysmographic signal
Author(s): Meir Nitzan; Yoseph Shomer; Alexander Gutman
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Paper Abstract

A device for the recording of the photoplethysmographic (PPG) signal, which filters the dc value without distorting the pulse shape, was developed. PPG measurements were performed on the finger of the left hand while the right hand exerted a static muscle stress. The amplitude and the period of the PPG signal decreased when the other hand was raised to above heart level, and when it exerted a handgrip stress. These effects are associated with increased activity of the sympathetic nervous system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2084, Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167299
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Meir Nitzan, Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel)
Yoseph Shomer, Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel)
Alexander Gutman, Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2084:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Devices and Systems
Nathan I. Croitoru; Riccardo Pratesi, Editor(s)

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