Health and Disease Monitoring in the Heart and the Aorta Based on Model-Based Ballistocardiogram Analysis
Ballistocardiogram (BCG) is a recording of cardiac force exerted on the body due to the ejection of blood by the heart. Researchers at Michigan State University, University of Maryland, and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new method to analyze the BCG signal to detect abnormalities of blood pressure associated with proximal and distal arteries. This novel method allows for a more effective, low-cost, and non-intrusive assessment and screening of diseases in the heart and arteries.
Description of Technology
This invention concerns a method to analyze ballistocardiogram (BCG) signal using a novel mathematical model. This technology can improve the BCG monitors currently available on the market by extracting more useful physiological information from the BCG signal, making possible a higher quality assessment and screening of the health and disease in the heart and aorta.
- Enables a more powerful analysis of the physiological information from the BCG signal
- Low cost and non-intrusive
- Easy to implement with existing BCG solutions
- Health and disease monitoring in the heart and arteries
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Inventors: Dr. Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Dr. Omer Inan, Dr. Jin-Oh Hahn, Dr. Chang-Sei Kim, Dr. Stephanie Ober
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Michigan State University