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In Journal of medical systems ; h5-index 48.0

This study investigates the feasibility of estimation of blood pressure (BP) using a single earlobe photoplethysmography (Ear PPG) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We have designed a system that carries out Ear PPG for estimation of BP. In particular, the BP signals are estimated according to a long short-term memory (LSTM) model using an Ear PPG. To investigate the proposed method, two statistical analyses were conducted for comparison between BP measured by the micromanometer-based gold standard method (BPMEAS) and the Ear PPG-based proposed method (BPEST) for swine cardiac model. First, Pearson's correlation analysis showed high positive correlations (r = 0.92, p < 0.01) between BPMEAS and BPEST. Second, the paired-samples t-test on the BP parameters (systolic and diastolic blood pressure) of the two methods indicated no significant differences (p > 0.05). Therefore, the proposed method has the potential for estimation of BP for CPR biofeedback based on LSTM using a single Ear PPG.

Park Jong-Uk, Kang Dong-Won, Erdenebayar Urtnasan, Kim Yoon-Ji, Cha Kyoung-Chul, Lee Kyoung-Joung


Biofeedback, Blood pressure (BP), Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Earlobe photoplethysmography (ear PPG), Long short-term memory (LSTM)