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Comparison of Three Different Types of Wrist Pulse Signals

  • David Zhang
  • Wangmeng Zuo
  • Peng Wang
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Abstract

By far, a number of sensors have been employed for pulse signal acquisition, which can be grouped into three major categories, i.e., pressure, photoelectric, and ultrasonic sensors. To guide the sensor selection for computational pulse diagnosis, in this chapter, we analyze the physical meanings and sensitivities of signals acquired by these three types of sensors. The dependency and complementarity of the different sensors are discussed from both the perspective of cardiovascular fluid dynamics and comparative experiments by evaluating disease classification performance. Experimental results indicate that each sensor is more appropriate for the diagnosis of some specific disease that the changes of physiological factors can be effectively reflected by the sensor, e.g., ultrasonic sensor for diabetes and pressure sensor for arteriosclerosis, and improved diagnosis performance can be obtained by combining three types of signals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Zhang
    • 1
  • Wangmeng Zuo
    • 2
  • Peng Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Science and EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Harbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  3. 3.Northeast Agricultural UniversityHarbinChina

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