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ThinkMind // GLOBAL HEALTH 2017, The Sixth International Conference on Global Health Challenges // View article global_health_2017_3_20_70043


Evaluation Phase of a Novel Blood Pressure Monitor Device

Authors:
Adhurim Hajzeraj
Marco Belcastro
Davide Alfieri
Brendan O'Flynn

Keywords: blood pressure; pulse transit time; ECG; PPG; calibration; real time data

Abstract:
Blood pressure (BP) has always been one of the most important parameters in monitoring cardiovascular system conditions and coronary artery diseases (CAD), such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack). This is due to the fact that many of the changes within the cardiovascular system, like clogged arteries for example, are reflected by changes in BP. A number of methods and devices that can measure BP are available on the market for both clinical and consumer use. However, being able to measure one’s own BP non-invasively, with the required frequency (even continuously) in a comfortable fashion remains an unsolved problem using currently available systems. To date, the Pulse Transit Time (PTT) measurement method has been seen as a feasible approach to help bring current blood pressure monitoring systems to a stage where non-invasive, continuous measurements are viable. However, developing a system which uses the PTT method for blood pressure measurement is as yet an unsolved problem and it remains a challenging way to achieve accurate BP results despite considerable research in the past decade. In this paper, we present the first step in building a smart sensing system that overcomes the technical difficulties associated with accurate measurement of PTT. The novel hardware developed incorporates multi modal sensing capability to explore and quantify the relationship between blood pressure and PTT in clinical tests.

Pages: 14 to 19

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2017

Publication date: November 12, 2017

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4553

ISBN: 978-1-61208-604-0

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Dates: from November 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017

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