A series of in-line curvature sensors on a garment are used to monitor the thoracic and abdominal movements of a human during respiration. 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. An array of sensors is also used to reconstruct the shape changes of a resuscitation manikin during simulated respiration. The data for reconstruction is obtained by two methods of multiplexing and interrogation: firstly using the transmission spectral profile of the LPG's attenuation bands measured using an optical spectrum analyser; secondly using a derivative spectroscopy technique.
|Title of host publication||Smart medical and biomedical sensor technology II|
|Editors||Brian M. Cullum|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2004|
|Event||Smart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology II - Philadelphia, PA, United States|
Duration: 25 Oct 2004 → …
|Conference||Smart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology II|
|Period||25/10/04 → …|
Bibliographical noteThomas D. Allsop ; Tim Earthrowl ; Richard Revees ; David J. Webb ; Martin Miller ; Barrie W. Jones and Ian Bennion "Application of long-period grating sensors to respiratory function monitoring", Proc. SPIE 5588, Smart Medical and Biomedical Sensor Technology II, 148 (December 7, 2004);
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- curvature sensing
- respiratory monitoring
- long period gratings