Zhichao Zhang, Anton Umek, Anton Kos

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Pulse diagnosis, the main diagnosis method in traditional Chinese medicine, is a non-invasive and convenient way to check the health status. Doctors usually use three fingers to feel three positions; Cun, Guan, and Chi of the wrist pulse, to diagnose the body’s healthy status. However, it takes many years to master the pulse diagnosis. This paper aims at finding the best position for acquiring wrist-pulse-signal for lung cancer diagnosis. In our paper, the wrist-pulse-signals of Cun, Guan, and Chi are acquired by three optic fiber pressure sensors of the same type. Twelve features are extracted from the signals of these three positions, respectively. Eight classifiers are applied to detect the effectiveness of the signal acquired from each position by classifying the pulse signals of healthy individuals and lung cancer patients. The results achieved by the proposed features show that the signal acquired at Cun is more effective for lung cancer diagnosis than the signals acquired at Guan and Chi.


Radial Artery Pulse Feature Extraction, Pulse Signal Classification, Lung Cancer Detection

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