"JOURNAL OF RADIO ELECTRONICS" (Zhurnal Radioelektroniki ISSN 1684-1719, N 12, 2017

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UDC 004.383.4

Pneumatic sensor for continuous non-invasive blood pressure measurement



V. E. Antciperov, G.K. Mansurov

Kotelnikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Mokhovaya 11-7, Moscow, 125009, Russia 


The paper is received on December 16, 2017


Abstract. The authors discuss a new method of noninvasive continuous measurement of arterial blood pressure, based on the principle of local pressure compensation. Practical implementation of this method became possible due to the effective use of modern radio-electronics, characterized by low power consumption, small sizes and built-in computing and communication components (microcontrollers). The use of miniaturized pressure sensors, their arrangement closes to the working area and the possibility of processing measured data in real time, made it possible to implement a unique method of compensating the pressure on very small areas (1 mm2 or less) of elastic surfaces, such as the skin of the human body. Discussion of the method technical implementation in the form of a pneumatic sensor, features of blood pressure measurement regimes, obtained results and some theoretical recommendations are devoted to the relevant sections of the work. The problem of stability of measurement regimes is discussed in detail. Experimentally discovered causes of an unstable work are discussed and their theoretical analysis is carried out in order to outline ways of solving the problem. The conclusion summarizes the results and outlines the ways of further research.

Key words: noninvasive arterial blood pressure measurement, local compensation method, pneumatic sensor, microcontrollers.


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For citation:
V. E. Antciperov, G.K. Mansurov. Pneumatic sensor for continuous non-invasive blood pressure measurement. Zhurnal Radioelektroniki - Journal of Radio Electronics. 2017. No. 12. Available at http://jre.cplire.ru/jre/dec17/14/text.pdf.