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Laser Doppler Vibrometry for Non-Contact Diagnostics

  • Kristian Kroschel

Part of the Bioanalysis book series (BIOANALYSIS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Laura Mignanelli, Christian Rembe
    Pages 1-8
  3. Christian Rembe, Laura Mignanelli
    Pages 9-21
  4. Kristian Kroschel
    Pages 23-55
  5. Kristian Kroschel, Süha Demirakca
    Pages 57-85
  6. Kristian Kroschel, Armin Luik
    Pages 87-153
  7. Laura Mignanelli, Christian Rembe
    Pages 155-166
  8. Christian Herrmann, Jürgen Metzler
    Pages 167-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-182

About this book


This book presents recent outcomes of the collaborative “Tricorder” project, which brings together partners from industry, research institutes and hospitals to deliver an easy contactless alternative for electrocardiograms (ECG).

Featuring contributions investigating the possible applications of laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV) signals for the remote measurement of vital parameters of the heart, the book provides insights into the vision and the history of the "Tricorder" project and the basic differences between the vibrocardiograms and electrocardiograms. It also discusses topics such as signal processing, heartbeat measurement techniques, respiration frequency and oxygen saturation determination, with a particular focus on the diagnostic value of the method presented, e.g., diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and estimation of the oxygen saturation in premature infants. Further, the authors review the advantages and drawbacks of the new method and the specific fields of application.

This book will appeal to researchers and industry leaders interested in laser remote sensing for medical applications as well as medical professionals curious about new healthcare technologies.


Electrocardiogram Alternatives Laser Doppler Vibrometer Applications Remote Sensing of Heart Beat Frequency Respiration Frequency Measeurement Heart Beat Frequency Measurement Vibrocardiogram in Medical Diagnosis Atrial Fibrillation Disease Diagnosis Oxygen Saturation Measurement Laser Doppler Vibrometer Applications Structural Health Monitoring Distant Pulse Oxymetry

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristian Kroschel
    • 1
  1. 1.VIDFraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSBKarlsruheGermany

About the editors

Kristian Kroschel is a member of the electrical engineering and communication technology department of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Currently, he is with the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technology and Image Processing and does research in signal processing. He is author of many publications and book chapters on "Laser Doppler vibrometry" and digital signal treatment.

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