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A portable device for optical assessment of the cardiovascular condition
Author(s): Janis Spigulis; Maris Ozols; Renars Erts; Karlis Prieditis
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Paper Abstract

A hand-held prototype device for detection and processing of the tissue-remitted optical signals has been developed and tested. The photoplethysmography (PPG) principle was applied to follow the dilation and contraction of skin blood vessels during the cardiac cycle. Cardiovascular condition of the monitored person was assessed by temporal analysis of the recorded PPG signals as well as by shape analysis of the mean single-period PPG signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5123, Advanced Optical Devices, Technologies, and Medical Applications, (8 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.517036
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Janis Spigulis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Maris Ozols, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Renars Erts, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Karlis Prieditis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5123:
Advanced Optical Devices, Technologies, and Medical Applications
Janis Spigulis; Janis Teteris; Maris Ozolinsh; Andrejs Lusis, Editor(s)

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