Estimation of Absolute Blood Pressure Using Video Images Captured at Different Heights from the Heart

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Abstract

The risk of cardiovascular diseases is related to the absolute level of blood pressure as well as its fluctuation while sleeping or during daily activities. To assess the risk, a simpler method to monitor daily blood pressure is desirable. In recent years, there has been a focus on developing a method to obtain pulse waves from video images of the human body. This is a promising technique to acquire biometric information without contact. In this study, we propose a new method to estimate the absolute level of blood pressure by using two video images of human hands captured at different heights from the heart. We focus on the amplitude difference of pulse waves obtained from the video images and derive an equation to estimate blood pressure based on the relationship between the internal pressure and the cross-sectional area of the blood vessel. The accuracy of the estimation was evaluated using data obtained from 5 healthy subjects performing cycling exercises that change their blood pressure. The average value of the root mean square error between the real value and the estimated value was 25.7 mmHg, while that of correlation coefficient was 0.66. There were large individual differences, particularly in the estimation of the absolute value of blood pressure. This result suggests the need for individual correction of the compliance curve, which represents the relationship between the internal pressure and the cross-sectional area of the blood vessel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4458-4461
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul
Event41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jul 232019 Jul 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period19/7/2319/7/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Sugita, N., Noro, T., Yoshizawa, M., Ichiji, K., Yamaki, S., & Homma, N. (2019). Estimation of Absolute Blood Pressure Using Video Images Captured at Different Heights from the Heart. In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 (pp. 4458-4461). [8856362] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8856362