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.
|Title of host publication||23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors|
|Editors||José Miguel López-Higuera, Julian Jones, Manuel López-Amo, José Luis Santos|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, WA (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jun 2014|
|Event||23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors - Santander, Spain|
Duration: 2 Jun 2014 → 6 Jun 2014
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Conference||23rd international conference on Optical Fibre Sensors|
|Abbreviated title||OFS 23|
|Period||2/06/14 → 6/06/14|
Bibliographical noteT. 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).
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