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Respiratory monitoring using fibre long period grating sensors
Author(s): T. Allsop; R. Reeves; D. J. Webb; I. Bennion; T. Earthrowl; B. Jones; M. Miller
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a series of in-line fibre long period grating curvature sensors on a garment, used to monitor the thoracic and abdominal volumetric tidal movements of a human subject. These results are used to obtain volumetric tidal changes of the human torso showing reasonable agreement with a spirometer used simultaneously to record the volume at the mouth during breathing. The curvature sensors are based upon long period gratings written in a progressive three layered fibre that are insensitive to refractive index changes. The sensor platform consists of the long period grating laid upon a carbon fibre ribbon, which is encapsulated in a low temperature curing silicone rubber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5864, Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications II, 58640Q (1 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633055
Show Author Affiliations
T. Allsop, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
R. Reeves, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. J. Webb, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
I. Bennion, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
T. Earthrowl, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
B. Jones, Aston Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Miller, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5864:
Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications II
Christian D. Depeursinge, Editor(s)

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