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Central arterial pressure assessment with intensity POF sensor
Author(s): Cátia Leitão; Steve Gonçalves; Paulo Antunes; José M. Bastos; João L. Pinto; Paulo André
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Paper Abstract

The central pressure monitoring is considered a new key factor in hypertension assessment and cardiovascular prevention. In this work, it is presented the central arterial systolic pressure assessment with an intensity based POF sensor. The device was tested in four subjects, and stable pulse waves were obtained, allowing the calculation of the central pressure for all the subjects. The results shown that the sensor performs reliably, being a simple and low-cost solution to the intended application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 963424 (28 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195032
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Cátia Leitão, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Steve Gonçalves, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Paulo Antunes, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
José M. Bastos, Ctr. Hospitalar do Baixo Vouga E.P.E. (Portugal)
João L. Pinto, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Paulo André, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Technical Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9634:
24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Hypolito José Kalinowski; José Luís Fabris; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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