Year of Graduation
Sponsor Name, City, and State
Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover NH
Thesis (Senior Honors)
Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) is strongly correlated with blood pressure and a valuable biomarker in assessing hypertension. This report evaluates the feasibility of noninvasive blood pressure determination from piezoelectric PWV measurements. A wearable piezoelectric prototype was developed to detect PWV in the radial artery, and a computational model of the sensor was designed to simulate a piezoelectric sensor response under ideal conditions. These methods provide insight into the relationship between PWV and blood pressure, and the ability of piezoelectric materials to detect blood flow characteristics. This work lays the groundwork for future device development in this field.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Richards, Haley; Closson, Andrew; and Zhang, John XJ, "Design and Analysis of a Piezoelectric Pulse Wave Velocity Sensor" (2020). ENGS 88 Honors Thesis (AB Students). 22.