Accession Number:

AD0620252

Title:

A DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR THE BALLISTOCARDIOGRAM,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

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Report Date:

1965-02-23

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The ballistocardiogram BCG is a measurement of cardiovascular function, yet the interpretation of the ballistocardiographic tracing in terms of meaningful physiological parameters has been difficult. However, the use of data processing facilities with a mathematical model of the BCG provides just such an interpretation. Appropriate processing of the BCG provides an estimate of arterial elasticity, pulse wave velocity, intra-arterial pulse wave form, and correct ordinates of the acceleration, velocity, and displacement ballistocardiogram. Furthermore, improvement in the accuracy of these measurements is likely with further development of the BCG model. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE