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Optical glucose monitoring using vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs)
Author(s): Sahba Talebi Fard; Werner Hofmann; Pouria Talebi Fard; Ezra Kwok; Markus-Christian Amann; Lukas Chrostowski
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Paper Abstract

Diabetes Mellitus is a common chronic disease that has become a public health issue. Continuous glucose monitoring improves patient health by stabilizing the glucose levels. Optical methods are one of the painless and promising methods that can be used for blood glucose predictions. However, having accuracies lower than what is acceptable clinically has been a major concern. Using lasers along with multivariate techniques such as Partial Least Square (PLS) can improve glucose predictions. This research involves investigations for developing a novel optical system for accurate glucose predictions, which leads to the development of a small, low power, implantable optical sensor for diabetes patients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7397, Biosensing II, 739704 (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828467
Show Author Affiliations
Sahba Talebi Fard, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Werner Hofmann, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
Pouria Talebi Fard, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Ezra Kwok, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Markus-Christian Amann, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
Lukas Chrostowski, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7397:
Biosensing II
Manijeh Razeghi; Hooman Mohseni, Editor(s)

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