Apparatus and method for processing pulse waves

  • US 8,167,800 B2
  • Filed: 07/03/2008
  • Issued: 05/01/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/05/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A pulse wave processing apparatus comprising:

  • an obtaining unit that obtains pulse wave signal data expressing a pulse wave of a subject and body movement signal data expressing body movements of the subject;

    a correlation coefficient calculating unit that calculates a correlation coefficient expressing a degree of correlation between the pulse wave signal data and the body movement signal data; and

    a pulse wave eliminating unit that eliminates one or more pieces of the pulse wave signal data in which the correlation coefficient is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value.

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