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Measurement of the absorption coefficient of a glucose solution through transmission of light and polarymetry techniques
Author(s): J. Yáñez M.
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Paper Abstract

Diabetes is a disease with no cure, but can be controlled to improve the quality of life of sufferers. Currently there are means to control, but this means they have the disadvantage that in order to measure the amount of glucose is necessary to take blood samples that are painful. This paper presents a system for measuring glucose using non-invasive optical techniques: using absorption spectroscopy and polarimetry technique. It shows the results obtained from experiments done on samples containing distilled water and different amounts of glucose to study the absorption coefficient of glucose with both techniques. Water is used because it is one of the main elements in the blood and interferes with glucose measurement. This experiment will develop a prototype to measure glucose through a non-invasive technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8287, Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry, 82870B (14 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.910750
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J. Yáñez M., CIATEC, A.C. (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8287:
Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry
Eric Rosas; Norberto Arzate; Ismael Torres; Juan Sumaya, Editor(s)

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