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Pulse Wave Harmony: Ancient Wisdoms for Modern Age

Version 1 : Received: 15 June 2019 / Approved: 21 June 2019 / Online: 21 June 2019 (07:34:28 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 10 September 2019 / Approved: 10 September 2019 / Online: 10 September 2019 (05:19:15 CEST)

How to cite: Celka, P.; Samten, L.; Brucet, M.; Alabdulgader, A. Pulse Wave Harmony: Ancient Wisdoms for Modern Age. Preprints 2019, 2019060204 Celka, P.; Samten, L.; Brucet, M.; Alabdulgader, A. Pulse Wave Harmony: Ancient Wisdoms for Modern Age. Preprints 2019, 2019060204


Background: This research presents the use of photoplethsmography combined with Traditional Tibetan Pulse reading for the estimation of the three energies of a person: Activity, Transformation and Stability. The growing interest to revive traditional finger pulse reading attests of the need to find alternative ways to approach complex multi-source diseases as well as individualised diagnostic wearable or portable cost effective systems. Method: Our work is presented in two studies. The first study presents the development of the technique of photoplethsmography to classify the three energies. The second study presents a validation of this methodology on mental stress and relaxation. Results: Energies classification achieved a sensitivity above 85% and specificity above 72%. Mental stress and relaxation could be significantly discriminated from baseline condition. Harmonic analysis gave further insights into the dynamic of the pulse wave under stress/relaxation. Conclusion: The photoplethsmogram contains information pertaining to the mental and physiological state of a person as interpreted with the Eastern energies concepts. The implication of this work points towards a holistic understanding and impact of human activities, health and its environment.


pulse wave analysis; mental stress; harmonic analysis; Eastern pulse reading


Medicine and Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Mental Health

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Received: 10 September 2019
Commenter: Patrick Celka
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Comment: Abstract, Introduction, Statistical analysis, Table added.
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