Embedded multiplexed polymer optical fiber sensor for esophageal manometry

Bram Van Hoe, Erwin Bosman, Jeroen Missinne, Geert Van Steenberge, P. Van Daele, Wei Zhang, Ian Johnson, Kate Sugden, David J. Webb, Kyriacos Kalli

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There is a growing interest for esophageal measurements which can provide important and reliable data when diagnosing the motor function of the sphincters and the esophageal body. Biocompatibility, sensing resolution and the comfort of the patient are key parameters for manometric sensing systems. A new sensing approach which could fulfill all these needs is presented in this paper consisting of an embedded polymer fiber sensor, based on multiplexed fiber Bragg gratings. A response to a radial pressure almost 6 times that of a comparable silica fiber based sensor is obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2001 IEEE sensors
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9290-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
EventIEEE Sensors 2011 - Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 28 Oct 201131 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings IEEE sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395


ConferenceIEEE Sensors 2011


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