Development of an Artificial Vital Sign Generator for Pulse Oximeter

  • Tomoyasu Ichimura
  • Hiroshi Endoh
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 662)


This paper presents an artificial vital sign generator that enables medical trainees to measure SpO2 and the pulse rate of a patient simulator using a pulse oximeter. The proposed system has a biological model that possesses a structure that is the inverse of a pulse oximeter probe, and it works using the inverse procedure to that of pulse oximetry. The SpO2 generating function has been validated using two commercially available pulse oximeters.


Pulse Oximetry Pulse Oximeter Light Signal Patient Simulator Medical Trainee 
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We are very grateful to Dr. Eiji Takahashi for his advice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic Control EngineeringOyama National College of TechnologyTochigiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Health and Physical EducationUniversity of the Ryukyus Graduate School of EducationNishiharaJapan

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