Continuous noninvasive measurement of vital bio-signs, such as cardiopulmonary parameters, is an important tool in the evaluation process of the patient’s physiological condition and in the health monitoring of the patient. On the demand of new enabling technologies, some works have been done in continuous monitoring of blood pressure and pulse wave velocity. In this paper, we introduce further application of a novel technique for remote noncontact blood pulse wave velocity and pressure measurement based on tracking the temporal changes of reflected secondary speckle patterns produced in human skin when illuminated by a laser beam. The main goal of this work is to offer novel, simple and low cost measurement tool which will indicate changes in condition of the cardiovascular system after having an initial calibration.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics