Project

Traditional Chinese Medicine-Inspired Pulse Analysis

This study aims to bring objective measurement to the multiple "pulse" and "pulse-like" measures made by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The measurements are traditionally made by manually palpitating the patient's inner wrist in multiple places, and relating the sensed responses to various medical conditions. Our project brings several new kinds of objective measurement to this practice, compares their efficacy, and examines the connection of the measured data to various other measures of health and stress. Our approach includes the possibility of building a smartwatch application that can analyze stress and health information from the point of view of TCM.

This study aims to bring objective measurement to the multiple "pulse" and "pulse-like" measures made by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The measurements are traditionally made by manually palpitating the patient's inner wrist in multiple places, and relating the sensed responses to various medical conditions. Our project brings several new kinds of objective measurement to this practice, compares their efficacy, and examines the connection of the measured data to various other measures of health and stress. Our approach includes the possibility of building a smartwatch application that can analyze stress and health information from the point of view of TCM.

Research Topics
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