Automated Pulse-Based Diagnosis: Role of TIM Diagnostic Features


Emanated from the idea of reinvestigating ancient medical system of Ayurveda—Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM), our recent study had shown significant applications of analysis of arterial pulse waveforms for non-invasive diagnosis of cardiovascular functions. Here we present results of further investigations analyzing the relation of pulse-characteristics with some clinical and pathological parameters and other features that are of diagnostic importance in Ayurveda.

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Joshi, R. (2014) Automated Pulse-Based Diagnosis: Role of TIM Diagnostic Features. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 7, 781-787. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2014.710076.

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