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Haptic palpation of aortic pressure waveforms

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease was responsible for 17.5 million deaths in 2012, or 30% of all deaths. Recent research suggests that, in addition to pulse rate, the pulse waveform itself contains useful diagnostic information. To explore tactile representation of these waveforms, this demonstration deploys a haptic representation of the aortic pressure profile synchronized to a synthetic electrocardiogram using a consumer grade haptic interface.

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... Regarding simulation use in palpation, there are several examples in literature that make use of interaction, often coupled with virtual environments. These include systems for tumour detection [17][18][19][20] as well as pulse palpation [21][22][23][24][25][26]. ...
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