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The use of spectral skin reflectivity and laser doppler vibrometry data to determine the optimal site and wavelength to collect human vital sign signatures
Author(s): Kenneth A. Byrd; Balvinder Kaur; Van A. Hodgkin
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Paper Abstract

The carotid artery has been used extensively by researchers to demonstrate that Laser Doppler Vibrometry (LDV) is capable of exploiting vital sign signatures from cooperative human subjects at stando. Research indicates that, the carotid, although good for cooperative and non-traumatic scenarios, is one of the first vital signs to become absent or irregular when a casualty is hemorrhaging and in progress to circulatory (hypovolemic) shock. In an effort to determine the optimal site and wavelength to measure vital signs off human skin, a human subject data collection was executed whereby 14 subjects had their spectral skin reflectivity and vital signs measured at five collection sites (carotid artery, chest, back, right wrist and left wrist). In this paper, we present our findings on using LDV and re ectivity data to determine the optimal collection site and wavelength that should be used to sense pulse signals from quiet and relatively motionless human subjects at stando. In particular, we correlate maximum levels of re ectivity across the ensemble of 14 subjects with vital sign measurements made with an LDV at two ranges, for two scenarios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8382, Active and Passive Signatures III, 83820F (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922904
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Kenneth A. Byrd, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Balvinder Kaur, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Van A. Hodgkin, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8382:
Active and Passive Signatures III
G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Chadwick Todd Hawley, Editor(s)

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