Cardiac induced localised motion of the human torso detected by a long period grating fibre optic sensing scheme


Cardiovascular health of the human population is a major concern for medical clinicians, with cardiovascular diseases responsible for 48% of all deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation. Therefore the development of new practicable and economical diagnostic tools to scrutinise the cardiovascular health of humans is a major driver for clinicians. We offer a new technique to obtain seismocardiographic signals covering both ballistocardiography (below 20Hz) and audible heart sounds (20Hz upwards). The detection scheme is based upon an array of curvature/displacement sensors using fibre optic long period gratings interrogated using a variation of the derivative spectroscopy interrogation technique. © 2014 SPIE.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: T. Allsop ; G. Lloyd ; R. S. Bhamber ; L. Hadzievski ; M. Halliday and D. J. Webb, "Cardiac induced localised motion of the human torso detected by a long period grating fibre optic sensing scheme", Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91574N (June 2, 2014). Copyright 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Event Title: 23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2014-06-02 - 2014-06-06
Uncontrolled Keywords: Applied Mathematics,Computer Science Applications,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics
ISBN: 978-1-6284-1175-1
Last Modified: 29 May 2024 07:26
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 12:55
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2014-06-02
Authors: Allsop, Thomas D.P. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8905-9014)
Lloyd, Glynn
Bhamber, Ranjeet
Hadžievski, Ljupčo
Halliday, Michael
Webb, David J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5495-1296)



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