The state-of-the-art blood pressure measurement is beside common cuff-based methods the cuff-less estimation of pulse-transit-time, which is the time a blood pressure wave requires to travel from left ventricle of the heart to another peripheral point in the cardiovascular system. Within this work we present a novel estimation method for cuff-less blood pressure measurement by analysing a single photoplethysmographic signal in the frequency domain. The harmonic phase-shift of the fundamental frequency and the first harmonic within the photoplethysmographic signal has proven a strong correlation of r = 0.8514 and r = 0.9315 with systolic and diastolic blood pressure respectively.
©2017 Fabian Kern et al., published by De Gruyter
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