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Non-contact method of search and analysis of pulsating vessels
Author(s): Yuri N. Avtomonov; Maria O. Tsoy; Dmitry E. Postnov
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Paper Abstract

Despite the variety of existing methods of recording the human pulse and a solid history of their development, there is still considerable interest in this topic. The development of new non-contact methods, based on advanced image processing, caused a new wave of interest in this issue. We present a simple but quite effective method for analyzing the mechanical pulsations of blood vessels lying close to the surface of the skin. Our technique is a modification of imaging (or remote) photoplethysmography (i-PPG). We supplemented this method with the addition of a laser light source, which made it possible to use other methods of searching for the proposed pulsation zone. During the testing of the method, several series of experiments were carried out with both artificial oscillating objects as well as with the target signal source (human wrist). The obtained results show that our method allows correct interpretation of complex data. To summarize, we proposed and tested an alternative method for the search and analysis of pulsating vessels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10717, Saratov Fall Meeting 2017: Laser Physics and Photonics XVIII; and Computational Biophysics and Analysis of Biomedical Data IV, 1071724 (26 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2315119
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Yuri N. Avtomonov, Saratov State National Research Univ. (Russian Federation)
Maria O. Tsoy, Saratov State National Research Univ. (Russian Federation)
Dmitry E. Postnov, Saratov State National Research Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10717:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2017: Laser Physics and Photonics XVIII; and Computational Biophysics and Analysis of Biomedical Data IV
Vladimir L. Derbov; Dmitry Engelevich Postnov, Editor(s)

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