Adaptive baseline wander removal in the pulse waveform

Xu Lisheng, Wang Kuanquan, Dapeng Zhang, Shi Cheng

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Pulse waveform plays important role in pulse diagnosis, which is the key technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, its baseline wander introduced in the acquisition process will result in misdiagnosis. Therefore a wavelet based cascade adaptive filter to remove this wander is presented in this paper. This cascade adaptive filter works in two stages. The first stage is a discrete Meyer wavelet filter and the second stage is the cubic spline estimation. Comparing with some traditional methods, such as cubic spline estimation and Linear-phase FIR least-squares error minimization digital filter, the proposed approach has better performance for removing the baseline wander of pulse waveform.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


  • Baseline Wander
  • Cubic Spline
  • FIR Filter
  • Meyer Wavelet
  • Pulse Diagnosis
  • Pulse Waveform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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