Heart rate variability and the acceleration plethysmogram signals measured at rest

Mohamed Elgendi, Mirjam Jonkman, Friso De Boer

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    Abstract

    It is well-known that the electrocardiogram (ECG) is a non-invasive method that can be used to measure heart rate variability (HRV). Photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals also reflect the cardiac rhythm since the mechanical activity of the heart is coupled to its electrical activity. Photoplethysmography is a non-invasive, safe, and easy-to-use technique that has been developed for experimental use in vascular disease. A useful algorithm for a-wave detection in the acceleration plethysmogram (APG, the second derivative of the PPG) is introduced to determine the interval between successive heartbeats and heart rate variability. In this study, finger-tip PPG signals were recorded for twenty seconds from 27 healthy subjects measured at rest. The use of the aa interval in APG signals showed very promising results in calculating the HRV statistical indices, SDNN and rMSSD.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationBIOSTEC 2010
    EditorsA. Fred , J. Filipe , H. Gamboa
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
    Pages266-277
    Number of pages12
    Volume127
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-18472-7
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-18471-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2010 3rd) - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 20 Jan 201023 Jan 2010
    Conference number: 2010 3rd

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume127
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2010 3rd)
    Abbreviated titleBIOSTEC
    CountrySpain
    CityValencia
    Period20/01/1023/01/10

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