Photoplethysmography signal processing and synthesis

Elisa Mejia-Mejia, John Allen, Karthik Budidha, Chadi El-Hajj, Panicos A. Kyriacou, Peter H. Charlton

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    This chapter presents the fundamental signal processing techniques used to analyze the PPG signal. The chapter starts by providing an overview of the PPG signal, covering its physiological origins, presentation, and acquisition. Fundamental signal processing techniques are then presented, covering: preprocessing techniques; analysis in the time and frequency domains; the application of machine learning; and methods to estimate physiological parameters from PPG signals. Finally, the chapter provides a review of methods to synthesize PPG signals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhotoplethysmography
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnology, Signal Analysis and Applications
    EditorsPanicos Kyriacou, John Allen
    Number of pages78
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128233740
    ISBN (Print)9780128235256
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021


    • Blood volume pulse
    • Cardiovascular
    • Digital volume pulse
    • Photoplethysmogram
    • Pulse wave
    • Signal processing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Computer Science(all)


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