Ballistocardiography and Seismocardiography: A Review of Recent Advances

Omer T. Inan, Pierre Francois Migeotte, Kwang Suk Park, Mozziyar Etemadi, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Ramon Casanella, John Zanetti, Jens Tank, Irina Funtova, G. Kim Prisk, Marco Di Rienzo

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In the past decade, there has been a resurgence in the field of unobtrusive cardiomechanical assessment, through advancing methods for measuring and interpreting ballistocardiogram (BCG) and seismocardiogram (SCG) signals. Novel instrumentation solutions have enabled BCG and SCG measurement outside of clinical settings, in the home, in the field, and even in microgravity. Customized signal processing algorithms have led to reduced measurement noise, clinically relevant feature extraction, and signal modeling. Finally, human subjects physiology studies have been conducted using these novel instruments and signal processing tools with promising results. This paper reviews the recent advances in these areas of modern BCG and SCG research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6916998
Pages (from-to)1414-1427
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015


  • ballistocardiogram
  • cardiomechanical signals
  • non-invasive physiologic monitoring
  • seismocardiogram
  • ubiquitous health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Health Information Management


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