Correlation Analysis of the Time Difference Between Multi-wavelength PPG

  • Jing Liu
  • Yuan-Ting ZhangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 64)


This work developed a four-channel photoplethysmogram (PPG) acquisition system to collect the multi-wavelength PPG signals of red, yellow, green and blue light at the fingertip simultaneously. Eight subjects including 4 females took part in the experiment, and the multi-wavelength PPG signals from their fingertip were recorded. Since different PPG signal carries the blood pulsation information in different depth of the tissue, the time differences between multi-wavelengths was examined to investigate their relationships. The result shows the three time difference between yellow PPG and other PPGs (red PPG, green PPG and blue PPG) are highly correlated with each other (|r| > 0.7).



This work was in part supported by the Guangdong Innovative Research Team fund in China and the HKSAR Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), ITS/111/14. The authors would also like to thank the student volunteers for their participation in the experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringJoint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of Electronic EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong

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