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Opto-physiological modelling of imaging photoplethysmography

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posted on 20.07.2018, 09:23 by Jia Zheng
Imaging photoplethysmography (IPPG) is one of the emerging medical imaging modalities to visualise peripheral blood perfusion of a specific tissue. Blood perfusion. defined as the blood volume exchange. can provide numerous information of physiological function for tissue and for cardiac-vascular system. For current IPPG, most published observations are based upon a qualitative nature of blood perfusion. The performance of IPPG is difficult to investigate in these measurements as it is difficult to determine experimentally the effect of changes in the optical properties of segmented biological tissues on the output signals. Thus a representative model for the quantification of this effect is necessary to better understand the underlying principle of the IPPG signal and further improve the applicability of IPPG. This research aims to develop such an appropriate opto-physiological model to quantify IPPG signals with segmented optical properties of tissue. [Continues.]


Loughborough University, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (studentship).



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.



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