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Portable fiber optic ballistocardiogram sensor for home use
Author(s): Zhihao Chen; Ju Teng Teo; Soon Huat Ng; Xiufeng Yang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose and demonstrate a highly sensitive Microbend Fiber Sensor (MFS) for Ballistocardiogram (BCG) recording. The MFS based BCG sensor is built into a cushion. It is a portable, small, light and low cost device. High quality and repeatable BCG signals can be obtained by using this device which allows patients at home to monitor their cardiovascular health. The measured BCG waveforms closely resemble those in the existing literatures. The BCG heart beat detection agrees well with one from photo-plethysmography (PPG) signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8218, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XII, 82180X (30 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909768
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Zhihao Chen, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Ju Teng Teo, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Soon Huat Ng, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)
Xiufeng Yang, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8218:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications XII
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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