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Development of a Novel Contactless Mechanocardiograph Device

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
1687-6415
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Publication Date
Volume
2008
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2008/436870
Keywords
  • Research Article
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

A novel method of detecting mechanical movement of the heart, Mechanocardiography (MCG), with no connection to the subject's body is presented. This measurement is based on radar technology and it has been proven through this research work that the acquired signal is highly correlated to the phonocardiograph signal and acceleration-based ballistocardiograph signal (BCG) recorded directly from the sternum. The heart rate and respiration rate have been extracted from the acquired signal as two possible physiological monitoring applications of the radar-based MCG device.

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