Petri-net modeling of bio-signal networks

Jingong Pan, Zhiyun Wang, Mengchu Zhou

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The Meridian system conceived by the ancient Chinese has been described and referenced for more than a thousand years. The meridian meaning paths are the main trunks that run longitudinal and interiorly-exteriorly within the body. It consists of about 400 acupuncture points and 20 meridians connecting most of the points. Meridian system deals with the route and distribution and physiological functions. It integrates meridian, tissues and organs into an organic whole. In this paper we model the meridian system using Petri nets. To the author's knowledge, this is the first work that adopt the PN's methods to define and model the meridian system. Finally we analyze a real case on the treatment of tennis elbow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2090-2095
Number of pages6
JournalConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 2005
EventIEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, Proceedings - 2005 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2005Oct 12 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


  • Bio-signal network
  • Meridian system
  • Petri nets


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