Microwave Noninvasive Sensing of Physiological Signatures

  • James C. Lin


Knowledge of the physiologic or pathophysiologic status of the heart and vessels as a transportation system for blood, and lungs as the site of gas exchange are factors that can greatly assist medical practitioners in the management of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. In light of prevalence of mortality and morbidity associated with heart, vascular and lung diseases, considerable efforts have been devoted to the development of noninvasive diagnostic techniques which not only are safe, but also offer the possibility of earlier detection as well as quantification of these disease states. Most recently, the advantage afforded by non-contact and remote sensing has engendered a great deal of excitement regarding the use of such technologies for monitoring patients with critical burns and premature developments, and personnel fell prey to such hazardous environments as fire, chemical or nuclear contamination and natural or man-caused disasters.


Doppler Frequency Microwave Energy Biological Target Target Velocity Superficial Temporal Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James C. Lin
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  1. 1.Department of BioengineeringUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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