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In Zhongguo yi liao qi xie za zhi = Chinese journal of medical instrumentation

OBJECTIVE : Non-contact continuous blood pressure monitoring is significant in vital sign monitoring. Frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar is suitable for non-contact wave signal extraction. A heartbeat-guided blood pressure monitoring algorithm using FMCW radar is proposed.

METHODS : The target heart rate is detected and pulse wave signal is extracted based on FMCW reflected signals. The variational mode decomposition (VMD) is introduced to alleviate the interferences of human breath and slight body movements. The pulse wave signal is extracted based on target heart rate. Blood pressure related features of pure pulse waveform are extracted to obtain blood pressure based on its estimation model.

RESULTS : Experiments are conducted indoor among 15 participants sitting in a nature state. The average accuracy of diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is 94.3% and that of systolic blood pressure is 94.4%.

CONCLUSIONS : The experimental results demonstrate the robustness and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, which makes it possible to further achieve long-term real-time non-contact blood pressure monitoring.

Zhang Jinhui, Zhang Xinyue, Mu Wenyao, Jiang Xikang, Yang Ni, Li Lei


FMCW radar, blood pressure, heartbeat-guided, non-contact, slight-motion interference removal