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Optoelectronic device for hematocrit measurements
Author(s): M. Pluta; D. Milewska; A. Mazikowski
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Paper Abstract

An optoelectronic system for measurements of hematocrit level (HCT) in the whole human blood is presented. Proposed system integrates a dedicated optoelectronic sensor, a microcontroller and a small LCD display in a low cost, battery-powered, handheld device. Chosen method for determining blood hematocrit level is based on optical properties of whole blood in visible and NIR wavelength range. Measurements with the use of proposed system require blood samples (small drop in the range of microliters) which is placed in the micro cuvette. Then, absorption of the sample is measured at wavelengths of 570 nm and 880 nm. Prototype of the device was build and tested. Test results confirmed proper operation of the device with correct metrological parameters in application to HCT level measurements. Such a portable device can be used as a tool of bedside diagnosis, which becomes interesting alternative to full laboratory tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9662, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015, 96620B (11 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2203448
Show Author Affiliations
M. Pluta, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
D. Milewska, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. Mazikowski, Gdańsk Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9662:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2015
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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