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PZR transducer for monitoring blood pressure
Author(s): Abraham Sotelo-Aguilar; Fernando Martinez-Piñón; Jose A. Álvarez-Chávez
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Paper Abstract

Results on a designed piezo resistive transducer (PZR) are presented in this work. The PZR will be specially manufactured for accurately measuring human blood pressure levels. Such transducer consists of four indifussed piezoresistors within a 10-μm Si membrane. The voltage signal response (VSR) is predicted when pressure is applied to the membrane, using a MEMS design tool that includes Finite Element Analysis (FEA). This transducer has the purpose of serving as a basis for the integration of an implantable Bio-MEMS BP sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7295, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2009, 72951S (8 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813752
Show Author Affiliations
Abraham Sotelo-Aguilar, Ctr. de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (Mexico)
Fernando Martinez-Piñón, Ctr. de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (Mexico)
Jose A. Álvarez-Chávez, Ctr. de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7295:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2009
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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