A method is used for processing signals, particularly for oximetric measurements on living human tissue. Spurious signals are suppressed with respect to information signals. The spurious signals have a frequency lying in a first frequency range, and the information signals have a frequency lying in a second frequency range being different from said first frequency range. The signals are conducted over a filter having essentially a blocking characteristic in said first frequency range and having essentially a transmission characteristic in said second frequency range. An output signal of the filter is further processed.
In order to eliminate distorting effects from the filter on the information signal, a first function is determined representing the deviation of the frequency response of the filter in said frequency range from an ideal transmission characteristic. A second function inverted with respect to said first function is generated. The output signal is weighted by the second function to generate a weighted output signal.