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Photonic vascular diagnostics by four-channel photoplethysmography
Author(s): Renars Erts; Indulis Kukulis; Jānis Spīgulis
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Paper Abstract

A four-channel photoplethysmography device was designed and built at University of Latvia to detect signals from different body parts and to analyze the signal shapes. The device consists of optical contact probes, interface, and a standard PC. Clinical tests were performed with occlusion patients having vascular problems at arm or leg arteries. Results showed significant difference in the pulse wave transit time in occluded and nonoccluded part of the body.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5946, Optical Materials and Applications, 59461L (13 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.639334
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Renars Erts, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Indulis Kukulis, Paul Stradins Clinical Hospital (Latvia)
Jānis Spīgulis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5946:
Optical Materials and Applications
Arnold Rosental, Editor(s)

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