Ballistocardiography

Ballistocardiography

accelerometer aided cardiography

Contact

Prof. Dr. med. Dr.-Ing. Michael Marschollek

Project partner

Summary

On this project high-sensitive 3D-accelerometers will measure the pulse generated by the heartbeat. Thus, the pumping or ejection forces (ballistic force, Greek “ballein” = "throw") of systolic and diastolic heart activities can be calculated and a conclusion about cardiac functions can be drawn.
With such a system patients can be supported in everyday life after a long confinement to bed or with a myocardial failure. Within the mobilization process medical professionals can monitor heart function parameters while the patients are in their own homes.

Project Presentation Link

Duration

since 2014

Staff

Dr. med. Karsten Heusser
Torsten Märtin
Dr.-Ing. Felix Büsching