Analysis of Vacuous Pulse and Replete Pulse Using a Clip-type Pulsimeter Equipped with a Hall Sensor

Nam Kyu Lee, Jin Kyu Rhee, Sang Suk Lee

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A logistic regression equation for the vacuous pulse and the replete pulse was determined based on data obtained using a clip-type pulsimeter equipped with a Hall device that sensed the change in the magnetic field due to the minute movement of a radial artery. To evaluate the efficacy of the two different pulses from the deficiency and the excess syndrome groups, we performed a clinical trial, and we used a statistical regression analysis to process the clinical data from the 180 participants who were enrolled in this study. The ratio of the systolic peak's amplitude to its time in the pulse's waveform was found to be a major efficacy parameter for differentiating between the vacuous pulse and the replete pulse using an empirical equation that was deduced from the data using a statistical logistic regression method. This logistic regression equation can be applied to develop a novel algorithm for pulse measurements based on Oriental medical diagnoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalJAMS Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a grant from the Oriental Medicine Advanced Technology R&D Project, Ministry for Health, Welfare & Family Affairs, Korea ( B100030 ).

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  • Clip-type pulsimeter
  • Efficacy evaluation
  • Logistic regression analysis
  • Magnetic sensing Hall device
  • Replete pulse
  • Vacuous pulse


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