Compound Pressure Signal Acquisition

  • David Zhang
  • Wangmeng Zuo
  • Peng Wang


In traditional Chinese pulse diagnosis (TCPD), to analyze the health condition of a patient, a practitioner should put three fingers on the wrist of the patient to adaptively feel the fluctuations in the radial pulse at the styloid processes. Thus, for comprehensive pulse signal acquisition, we should efficiently and accurately capture pulse signals at different positions and under different pressures. However, most conventional pulse signal acquisition devices can only capture signal at one position and under a fixed pressure and thus only capture limited pulse diagnostic information. In this chapter, we present a solution to the problems of sensor positioning, sensor array design, pressure adjustment, and mechanical structure design, resulting in a compound system for multiple-channel pulse signal acquisition. Compared with the other systems, this system provides a systematic solution to sensor positioning, is effective in measuring the width of the pulse, and can capture multichannel pulse signals together with sub-signals under different hold-down pressures.


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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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