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Analysis of the Photoplethysmographic Waveform: Designing the 3rd Generation of Pulse Oximeters


This talk will examine the clinical and research aspects of the plethysmographic waveform. This often overlooked & understudied waveform sits at the core of the most commonly used clinical monitor, the pulse oximeter. Digital signal processing techniques are allowing for the extraction of exciting new clinically relevant parameters. An Atlas of Pulse Oximeter Waveforms as well as cutting edge research efforts will be presented.


Dr Kirk Shelley is a board certified specialist in Anesthesia and Internal Medicine. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut where he heads their Ambulatory Surgical Center. He graduated Magna Cum laude from St. John's University and then obtained MD and PhD degrees (with a thesis on Computer Image Processing) from the Hershey Medical Center. He completed residencies in internal medicine at the Lenox Hill Medical Center in NYC and at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He has won numerous prizes for his work including several for technology used in anesthesia. Dr. Shelley's current research focuses on the development of tools for the noninvasive measurement of physiologic parameters. He is also recognized for developing this technology in an "open source" manner to further scientific collaboration.