Investigation of photoplethysmography, laser doppler flowmetry and near infrared spectroscopy during induced thermal stress

Budidha, K., Abay, T. & Kyriacou, P. A. (2015). Investigation of photoplethysmography, laser doppler flowmetry and near infrared spectroscopy during induced thermal stress. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015, pp. 6417-6420. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319861

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Abstract

Continuous assessment of blood flow, blood volume, and blood and tissue oxygenation are of vital importance in critically ill patients. Photoplethysmography (PPG), Pulse Oximetry (PO), Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) and Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) are amongst the most widely used techniques to monitor such perfusion parameters. In this study, we investigated the feasibility of using dual-wavelength PPG signals on providing comparable information as LDF and NIRS, besides arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) as measured by pulse oximetry. All three techniques were investigated on six healthy volunteers during whole-body cold exposure. PPG and LDF sensors were attached on the finger and hand respectively, while NIRS was positioned above the left forearm. Measurements at room temperature (24°C) were followed and preceded by a cold exposure (10°C). The results showed that changes in pulsatile PPG amplitudes and hemoglobin concentration estimated from finger PPG signals indicate strong similarities with gold-standard LDF and NIRS measurements.

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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13278

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