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High-resolution optical fiber strain gauge for bioengineering applications
Author(s): Thomas D. P. Allsop; R. Neal; Alan Malvern
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Paper Abstract

An optical-fiber strain-gauge based on Fabry-Perot interferometric principles together with a novel signal processing technique has been developed. Although the originally intended area of usage was aero-engineering, this paper describes its use as an aid to bone fracture fixation. Some trial results are presented and our further development strategies are discussed, in particular, the replacement of dielectric thin mirrors with fiber gratings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2928, Biomedical Systems and Technologies, (26 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259952
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas D. P. Allsop, Univ. of Plymouth (United Kingdom)
R. Neal, Univ. of Plymouth (United Kingdom)
Alan Malvern, British Aerospace Systems and Equipment Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2928:
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Nathan I. Croitoru; Martin Frenz; Terence A. King; Riccardo Pratesi; Anna Maria Verga Scheggi; Stefan Seeger; Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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