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A remote approach to measure blood perfusion from the human face
Author(s): Jia Zheng; Sijung Hu; Angelos S. Echiadis; Vince Azorin-Peris; Ping Shi; Vasilios Chouliaras
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Paper Abstract

A CMOS camera-based imaging photoplethysmography (PPG) system has been previously demonstrated for the contactless measurement of skin blood perfusion over a wide tissue area. An improved system with a more sensitive CCD camera and a multi-wavelength RCLED ring light source was developed to measure blood perfusion from the human face. The signals acquired by the PPG imaging system were compared to signals captured concurrently from a conventional PPG finger probe. Experimental results from eight subjects demonstrate that the camera-based PPG imaging technique is able to measure pulse rate and blood perfusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7169, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VII, 716917 (23 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.807354
Show Author Affiliations
Jia Zheng, Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)
Sijung Hu, Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)
Angelos S. Echiadis, Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)
Vince Azorin-Peris, Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)
Ping Shi, Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)
Vasilios Chouliaras, Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7169:
Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems VII
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Tuan Vo-Dinh; Warren S. Grundfest, Editor(s)

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