5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

A new device for motion-aware ambulatory blood pressure measurement

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245986,
        author={Lorenzo D'Angelo and Martin Lohmann and Tim Lueth},
        title={A new device for motion-aware ambulatory blood pressure measurement},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={ABPM NIBP acceleration motion posture artefact ambulatory blood pressure portable},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245986}
    }
    
  • Lorenzo D'Angelo
    Martin Lohmann
    Tim Lueth
    Year: 2012
    A new device for motion-aware ambulatory blood pressure measurement
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245986
Lorenzo D'Angelo1,*, Martin Lohmann1, Tim Lueth1
  • 1: TU Muenchen
*Contact email: Lorenzo.DAngelo@tum.de

Abstract

In this contribution, a system for motion-aware ambulatory blood pressure measurement is presented for the first time. Regular measurement of blood pressure is a key factor in controlling hypertension. However, blood pressure measurements in doctor’s surgeries are random samples of a value varying during the day. 24h ambulatory blood pressure measurement systems are used to get information about blood pressure changes in the course of a day. Measurement errors can occur due to movement artifacts, wrong posture during the measurement or absence of proper rest time prior to the measurement. The presented system monitors the user's motions and postpones planned measurements if proper rest is not detected. Additionally, it detects whether the user is in the proper upright position during measurement. Both, system concept and evaluations of BP measurement as well as movement and posture detection accuracy are presented