Photoplethysmography Textbook

A new textbook on the theory, principles, and technology of photoplethysmography.

Image credit: P. Charlton (CC BY 4.0)


This new textbook, titled Photoplethysmography, is due to be published in late 2021. Several experts in the field have contributed to the textbook, which is intended to provide a comprehensive summary of the theory, principles and technology of photoplethysmography.

Sample Chapters

The following sample chapters are available:

  1. Photoplethysmography signal processing and synthesis: A comprehensive overview of signal processing techniques for the photoplethysmogram signal.
  2. Wearable photoplethysmography devices: A comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of wearable photoplethysmography devices.

The published version of the textbook is available here, and can be previewed here. (Note that some of the images in the preview version are in black and white, whereas the sample chapters above contain full colour images.)

Peter Charlton
Peter Charlton
Research Fellow

Biomedical Engineer specialising in signal processing for wearables.