Accession Number:

AD0632483

Title:

FREQUENCY ANALYSIS OF KOROTKOV BLOOD PRESSURE SOUNDS USING THE FOURIER TRANSFORM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this investigation was to determine the frequency content of the sound signals Korotkov sounds obtained from the microphone located in the arm cuff of an automatic blood pressure measuring instrument. Korotkov sound recordings were made for five subjects in five experimental situations rest, postexercise, passive tilting, centrifuge rides, and flights in NF-100 aircraft. The frequency analysis was performed by using a digital computer to obtain the Fourier transforms of the sound signals. The Fourier transforms were displayed on the computer oscilloscope and photographed. The photographs were then arranged in a number of rectangular arrays for convenient comparison of the frequency content of the Korotkov sounds as related to the several types of Korotkov sounds, experimental situations, and subjects. Initial study of the 240 average Fourier transforms contained in these arrays indicates no readily observable common characteristics except that most of the sound energy is almost always located below 50 cps. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE