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Title: Opto-physiological modelling of imaging photoplethysmography
Author: Zheng, Jia
ISNI:       0000 0004 2691 0862
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2010
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Imaging photoplethysmography (IPPG) is one of the emerging medical imaging modalities to visualise peripheral blood perfusion of a specific tissue. Blood perfusion. defined as the blood volume exchange. can provide numerous information of physiological function for tissue and for cardiac-vascular system. For current IPPG, most published observations are based upon a qualitative nature of blood perfusion. The performance of IPPG is difficult to investigate in these measurements as it is difficult to determine experimentally the effect of changes in the optical properties of segmented biological tissues on the output signals. Thus a representative model for the quantification of this effect is necessary to better understand the underlying principle of the IPPG signal and further improve the applicability of IPPG. This research aims to develop such an appropriate opto-physiological model to quantify IPPG signals with segmented optical properties of tissue.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Loughborough University, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (studentship).
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified