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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2007 Vol.8 No.8 P.1283-1289


Investigation on the automatic parameters extraction of pulse signals based on wavelet transform

Author(s):  WANG Hui-yan, ZHANG Pei-yong

Affiliation(s):  College of Computer Science & Information Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   zhangpy@vlsi.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Pulse signal, Feature extraction, Complex wavelet transform, Quantitative diagnosis

WANG Hui-yan, ZHANG Pei-yong. Investigation on the automatic parameters extraction of pulse signals based on wavelet transform[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2007, 8(8): 1283-1289.

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This paper analyses a key problem in the quantification of pulse diagnosis. Due to the subjectivity and fuzziness of pulse diagnosis, quantitative methods are needed. To extract the parameters of pulse signals, the prerequisite is to detect the corners of pulse signals correctly. Up to now, the pulse parameters are mostly acquired by marking the pulse corners manually, which is an obstacle to modernize pulse diagnosis. Therefore, a new automatic parameters extraction approach for pulse signals using wavelet transform is presented. The results testified that the method we proposed is feasible and effective and can detect corners of pulse signals accurately, which can be expected to facilitate the modernization of pulse diagnosis.

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