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

Thomas D.P. Allsop*, Glynn Lloyd, Ranjeet Bhamber, Ljupčo Hadžievski, Michael Halliday, David J. Webb

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
EditorsJosé Miguel López-Higuera, Julian Jones, Manuel López-Amo, José Luis Santos
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA (US)
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-6284-1175-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2014
Event23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Santander, Spain
Duration: 2 Jun 20146 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9157
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Abbreviated titleOFS 23
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period2/06/146/06/14

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Bibliographical note

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.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2059089

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Allsop, T. D. P., Lloyd, G., Bhamber, R., Hadžievski, L., Halliday, M., & Webb, D. J. (2014). Cardiac induced localised motion of the human torso detected by a long period grating fibre optic sensing scheme. In J. M. López-Higuera, J. Jones, M. López-Amo, & J. L. Santos (Eds.), 23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors [91574N] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9157). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059089