Wrist pulse detection and analysis using three in-line sensors and linear actuators

Conference: CNNA 2016 - 15th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications
08/23/2016 - 08/25/2016 at Dresden, Deutschland

Proceedings: CNNA 2016

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Spulak, Nathan; Schmiedeler, James (Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA)
Foeldi, Sandor; Koller, Miklos; Cserey, Gyoergy (Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Prater u. 50/A, 1083 Budapest, Hungary)
Niemier, Michael (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA)

The arterial blood pressure (ABP) pulse at the wrist can be used for medical diagnostic purposes. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the practitioner uses three fingers to detect the pulse at three in-line locations on the wrist, pressing each finger into the wrist at varying depths. In this paper, a way to investigate and quantify this procedure is proposed by the use of a device containing three in-line force sensors controlled by linear actuators to detect wrist pulse waveforms. The resulting signals can then be processed, and individual pulse waveforms can be collected and examined. CNN was then used to process the individual pulse waves to detect the peaks. Incorporating CNN could increase the processing speed of the signals for immediate signal filtering and real time patient monitoring.