Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1971

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical Engineering

Abstract

A simple and dependable method of automatically measuring blood pressure indirectly would be of great help to the medical profession. An electronic system to implement the measurement of blood pressure using a double cuff method is presented. The scheme is to determine diastolic pressure from the amplitude of the difference signal obtained by subtracting the pulse wave observed in one cuff from that of the other, and to determine systolic pressure from the amplitude of the pulse wave observed in the cuff furthermost from the heart. Although the system is electronically practical, the results obtained from this system show that the difference signal does not give a dependable indication of the diastolic pressure point. The method of determining systolic pressure is workable.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sphygmomanometers

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

52

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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