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Photoplethysmography - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128233740


1st Edition

Technology, Signal Analysis and Applications

Editors: Panicos Kyriacou John Allen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128233740
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 504
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Photoplethysmography: Technology, Signal Analysis, and Applications is the first comprehensive volume on the theory, principles, and technology (sensors and electronics) of photoplethysmography (PPG). It provides a detailed description of the current state-of-the-art technologies/optical components enabling the extreme miniaturization of such sensors, as well as comprehensive coverage of PPG signal analysis techniques including machine learning and artificial intelligence. The book also outlines the huge range of PPG applications in healthcare, with a strong focus on the contribution of PPG in wearable sensors and PPG for cardiovascular assessment.

Key Features

  • Presents the underlying principles and technology surrounding PPG
  • Includes applications for healthcare and wellbeing
  • Focuses on PPG in wearable sensors and devices
  • Presents advanced signal analysis techniques
  • Includes cutting-edge research, applications and future directions


Students and researchers in the broad field of biomedical engineering, to clinical and industry researchers in healthcare technologies, medical devices, or wearable sensors, specialists in clinical physiological measurement, and to entrepreneurs and innovators in technologies for healthcare and wellbeing

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to photoplethysmography - Panicos A. Kyriacou
  2. The origin of photoplethysmography - Panicos A. Kyriacou and Subhasri Chatterjee
  3. Photoplethysmography technology - Karthik Budidha and Panicos A. Kyriacou
  4. Photoplethysmography signal processing and synthesis - Elisa Mejia-Mejia, John Allen, Karthik Budidha, Chadi El-Hajj, Panicos A. Kyriacou, and Peter H. Charlton
  5. Photoplethysmography in oxygenation and blood volume measurements - Tomas Ysehak Abay and Panicos A. Kyriacou
  6. Photoplethysmography for the assessment of peripheral vascular disease - John Allen
  7. Photoplethysmography assessment of arterial stiffness and endothelial function - Dingchang Zheng, Yang Yao, Iona Morrison, and Steve Greenwald
  8. Low frequency variability in photoplethysmography and autonomic function assessment - John Allen and Fei Chen
  9. Physical and physiological interpretations of the photoplethysmography signal - Meir Nitzan and Zehava Ovadia-Blechman
  10. Photoplethysmography in clinical monitoring - Aymen Alian and Kirk Shelley
  11. Photoplethysmography in non-invasive blood pressure monitoring - Ramakrishna Mukkamala, Jin-Oh Hahn, and Anand Chandrasekhar
  12. Wearable photoplethysmography devices - Peter H. Charton and Vaidotas Marozas
  13. Imaging photoplethysmography and its applications - Alexei A. Kamshilin and Oleg V. Mamontov
  14. Photoplethysmography: new trends and future directions - Panicos A Kyriacou and James M. May


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About the Editors

Panicos Kyriacou

Panicos A. Kyriacou is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Biomedical Research Centre at City, University of London, UK. Prof Kyriacou has a long track record in basic and applied research in Photoplethysmography (PPG). His primary focus is the utilisation of PPG for the innovation of new disruptive technologies for the early diagnosis of disease and the facilitation of unobtrusive health and fitness monitoring.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director, Biomedical Research Centre, City University of London, UK

John Allen

John Allen is a Professor of Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation at Coventry University, UK. Prof. Allen has an established track record in research covering novel vascular optical sensing technologies for the assessment of the microcirculation and innovative PPG pulse measurement and analysis for the detection of (cardio-)vascular disease. He is a registered Clinical Scientist and has wide-ranging expertise in clinical physiological measurement.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation, Coventry University, UK

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