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Comput Biol Med. 2009 Dec;39(12):1145-52. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2009.10.006. Epub 2009 Nov 1.

Adaptive threshold method for the peak detection of photoplethysmographic waveform.

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.


Photoplethysmography (PPG)-based temporal analyses have been widely used as a useful analytical method in physiological and cardiovascular diagnosis. Most of temporal approaches of PPG are based on detected peak points, peak and foot of PPG. The aim of presented study is the development of improved peak detection algorithm of PPG waveform. The present study demonstrates a promising approach to overcome respiration effect and to detect PPG peak. More extensive investigation is necessary to adapt for the cardiovascular diseases, whose PPG morphology has different form.

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