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Cardiac induced localised motion of the human torso detected by a long period grating fibre optic sensing scheme
Author(s): T. Allsop; G. Lloyd; R. S. Bhamber; L. Hadzievski; M. Halliday; D. J. Webb
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Paper Abstract

Cardiovascular health of the human population is a major concern for medical clinicians, with cardiovascular diseases responsible for 48% of all deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation. Therefore the development of new practicable and economical diagnostic tools to scrutinise the cardiovascular health of humans is a major driver for clinicians. We offer a new technique to obtain seismocardiographic signals covering both ballistocardiography (below 20Hz) and audible heart sounds (20Hz upwards). The detection scheme is based upon an array of curvature/displacement sensors using fibre optic long period gratings interrogated using a variation of the derivative spectroscopy interrogation technique.

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Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91574N (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059089
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T. Allsop, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
G. Lloyd, Moog Insensys Ltd. (United Kingdom)
R. S. Bhamber, Instituto de Òptica, CSIC (Spain)
L. Hadzievski, Univ. of Belgrade (Serbia)
M. Halliday, Cytec Process Materials Ltd. (United Kingdom)
D. J. Webb, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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