Continuous Blood Pressure Monitoring using Wrist-worn Bio-impedance Sensors with Wet Electrodes Conference Paper uri icon


  • Continuous blood pressure (BP) monitoring is essential for diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disorders. Currently, BP is measured using cuff-based methods, which are obtrusive and not suitable for continuous monitoring. Estimation of BP using pulse transit time (PTT) is a prominent method that eliminates the need for a cuff. In this paper, we present a new method to estimate BP based on PTT measurements from an array of 2×2 bio-impedance sensors placed on the wrist, which can be integrated into a small wearable device such as a smart watch for continuous BP monitoring. Diastolic and systolic BP were estimated using AdaBoost regression model based on PTT features extracted from the wrist bio-impedance signals. Data was collected from three participants using our custom bio-impedance sensors. Our method can estimate BP accurately with correlation coefficient, mean absolute error (MAE) and standard deviation (STD) of 0.92, 1.71 and 2.46 mmHg for the diastolic BP and 0.94, 2.57 and 4.35 mmHg for the systolic BP.

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Ibrahim, B., & Jafari, R.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • October 2018