A Cuffless Blood Pressure Measurement Based on the Impedance Plethysmography Technique
AbstractIn the last decade, cuffless blood pressure measurement technology has been widely studied because it could be applied to a wearable apparatus. Electrocardiography (ECG), photo-plethysmography (PPG), and phonocardiography are always used to detect the pulse transit time (PTT) because the changed tendencies of the PTT and blood pressure have a negative relationship. In this study, the PPG signal was replaced by the impedance plethysmography (IPG) signal and was used to detect the PTT. The placement and direction of the electrode array for the IPG measurement were discussed. Then, we designed an IPG ring that could measure an accurate IPG signal. Twenty healthy subjects participated in this study. The changes in blood pressure after exercise were evaluated through the changes of the PTT. The results showed that the change of the systolic pressure had a better relationship with the change of the PTTIPG than that of the PTTPPG (r = 0.700 vs. r = 0.450). Moreover, the IPG ring with spot electrodes would be more suitable to develop with the wearable cuffless blood pressure monitor than the PPG sensor. View Full-Text
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Liu, S.-H.; Cheng, D.-C.; Su, C.-H. A Cuffless Blood Pressure Measurement Based on the Impedance Plethysmography Technique. Sensors 2017, 17, 1176.
Liu S-H, Cheng D-C, Su C-H. A Cuffless Blood Pressure Measurement Based on the Impedance Plethysmography Technique. Sensors. 2017; 17(5):1176.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Shing-Hong; Cheng, Da-Chuan; Su, Chun-Hung. 2017. "A Cuffless Blood Pressure Measurement Based on the Impedance Plethysmography Technique." Sensors 17, no. 5: 1176.
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