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A Novel Approach to Acquire the Arterial Pulse by Finger Plethysmography Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor

Pant, S and Umesh, S and Asokan, S (2020) A Novel Approach to Acquire the Arterial Pulse by Finger Plethysmography Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor. In: IEEE Sensors Journal, 20 (11). pp. 5921-5928.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2020.2973342


Finger plethysmography is a well-known technique for the acquisition of arterial pulse waveforms in the field of cardiology. The technique involves the acquisition of the volumetric variation of the finger due to pulsatile flow of blood in ulnar artery, to obtain the arterial pulse waveform of the subject. Conventionally, finger plethysmography is carried out by pulse-oximetry method which evaluates the blood flow using the oxygen saturation levels in blood. Though this method is widely used, the data acquired from this method is not the actual pulse pressure experienced by the arterial walls. Therefore, in the present work, a novel, non-invasive Fiber Bragg Grating based arterial pulse acquisition device employing finger Plethysmographic technique is designed and developed. The developed Fiber Bragg Grating Plethysmographic Pulse Recorder (FBGPPR) can acquire the volumetric variations of the finger on a beat-to-beat basis, which represents the arterial pulse waveform. Further, Pulse Transit Time (PTT) evaluation is also illustrated employing FBGPPR and an electronic stethoscope wherein both the devices are triggered simultaneously. Furthermore, the acquired pulse waveforms are analyzed to obtain the accelerated pulse plethysmograph (APG) which is noteworthy to observe the minute inflections and vital features of the pulse waveform. © 2001-2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Sensors Journal
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Keywords: Blood; Fiber Bragg gratings; Fiber optic sensors; Hemodynamics; Oximeters; Plethysmography; Transit time devices, Acquisition device; Arterial pulse waveforms; Electronic stethoscope; Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors; Oxygen saturation levels; Pulse recorders; Pulse transit time; Pulse waveforms, Noninvasive medical procedures
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 09:24
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 09:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/65590

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