A microprocessor-based wrist pulse simulator for pulse diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine

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Conference Proceeding

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The pulse diagnostics has been an important practice in traditional Chinese medicine for diagnosing various diseases. It is based on the patterns of blood pressure pulses at the wrist felt with three fingers. The device developed in this study mimics the outward forces generated by blood flows through the radial artery. The embedded system platform allows for the implementation of various pulse patterns in response to the depression pressure of the fingers. The resulting pulse simulator is useful for demonstrating and teaching the art of pulse diagnosis.

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Proceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC