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Blood Oxygen Level Measurement with a chest-based Pulse Oximetry Prototype System

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Schreiner, C, Catherwood, P, Anderson, JMCC and McLaughlin, JAD (2010) Blood Oxygen Level Measurement with a chest-based Pulse Oximetry Prototype System. In: Computing in Cardiology, Belfast. EMB. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper presents a prototyped novel chest-based Pulse Oximetry system, and reports on test results from comparative trials with a commercially available finger-based Pulse Oximetry system using several human subjects. The system was iteratively optimized through adjustment of optical component alignment (angular position, component distance, photosensitive area etc.) and through fine-tuning of LED intensity and receiver sensitivity. This work is significant and timely as it provides compelling evidence that SpO2 measurements from the chest offer a genuine commercial solution for bedside and ambulatory vital-signs monitoring.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:16531
Deposited By:Mr Philip Catherwood
Deposited On:02 Dec 2010 15:39
Last Modified:24 Jun 2011 09:48

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