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Optical fiber sensors in arterial pulse waveform acquisition
Author(s): Cátia Leitão; Paulo Antunes; José M. Bastos; João L. Pinto; Paulo André
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Paper Abstract

In this paper are presented three optical fiber sensors for carotid pulse wave acquisition. Two probes are based on silica fiber Bragg gratings and the other is intensity-based using plastic optical fibers. Starting with feasibility tests of such measurements with FBG sensors, the sensors evolution was towards a simple method with a lower cost sensor. The sensors were full characterized and some human tests were performed. The results showed a fair compromise between easiness of applicability and technician training, as well as good pressure wave acquisition performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9286, Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 92864O (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063375
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Cátia Leitão, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Paulo Antunes, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
José M. Bastos, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
João L. Pinto, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Paulo André, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9286:
Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa; Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Editor(s)

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