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A new approach for non-intrusive monitoring of blood pressure on a toilet seat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16400206     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulse arrival time (PAT) was measured non-intrusively to estimate each individual's blood pressure. Electrocardiogram (ECG) was measured with copper-coated electrodes and photoplethysmogram (PPG) was measured using a specially designed toilet seat apparatus. Non-intrusively measured PATs were compared with PATs measured by the standard method, and the results showed a good correlation. An equation was used to estimate blood pressure from the measured PAT during a training period for each individual. Estimated blood pressures were compared with measured blood pressures in a series of blood pressure varying experiments. For each individual, the estimated blood pressure was similar to the measured blood pressure within a tolerable error range. This method was also practiced for long-term monitoring, and the results show the value of this method for continuous home monitoring of blood pressure.
Jung Soo Kim; Young Joon Chee; Ju Wan Park; Jin Wook Choi; Kwang Suk Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-01-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiological measurement     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0967-3334     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol Meas     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-09     Completed Date:  2006-04-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306921     Medline TA:  Physiol Meas     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory / methods*
Blood Pressure Monitors
Femoral Artery / physiology

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