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Wearable, cuff-less PPG-based blood pressure monitor with novel height sensor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17946006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A truly wearable non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) sensor--light-weight, compact, unobstrusive, and essentially unnoticeable to the patient--could revolutionize healthcare delivered beyond the traditional walls of medical facilities, offering new ways to care for patients in their everyday surroundings. This paper presents results from our work towards the development of a self-contained, wearable blood pressure sensor. A PPG-based approach to blood pressure monitoring is presented. The design enables significant miniaturization of traditional oscillometric devices without the need for occlusive circumferential pressures. It will be shown how natural raising and lowering of the arm replaces the need for bulky actuators. Additionally, a dual-accelerometer height sensor that is tetherless is proposed and supported by experimental results.
Phillip A Shaltis; Andrew Reisner; H Harry Asada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2008-03-19     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  908-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*,  methods
Body Height / physiology*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Monitoring, Ambulatory / instrumentation*
Photoplethysmography / instrumentation*,  methods
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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