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Arterial pulse shape measurement using self-mixing inteferometry
Author(s): Jukka T. Hast; Risto A. Myllyla; Hannu Sorvoja; Jari Miettinen
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Paper Abstract

This paper investigates the correlation between the shape of the first derivative of a blood pressure pulse and the corresponding Doppler spectrogram, reconstructed from a Doppler signal produced by the movement of the skin above the radial artery in the human wrist. The aim is to study to what extent the arterial pulse shape can be measured using self-mixing interferometry. To obtain a point of reference, a commercial non-invasive blood pressure monitor was first used to measure both blood pressure and pulse shape. Then, a self-mixing interferometer was applied to measure the arterial pulse above the radial artery. Measurements on 10 volunteers yielded a total of 738 pulses for analysis. A cross correlation of 0.84 ± 0.05 was established between the shape of the first derivative of the pressure pulse and the Doppler spectrogram. Using an empirical constant of 0.7 as a limit for successfully detected pulses produced a detection accuracy of 95.7%. The results show that self-mixing interferometry lends itself to the measurement of the arterial pulse shape, and that the thus obtained shape is in good agreement with that produced by a commercial blood pressure monitor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4956, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477641
Show Author Affiliations
Jukka T. Hast, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Risto A. Myllyla, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Hannu Sorvoja, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Jari Miettinen, Polar Electro Oy (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4956:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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