Respiratory monitoring using fibre long period grating sensors

Thomas D.P. Allsop, R. Reeves, David J. Webb, Ian Bennion, Timothy Earthrowl, Benjamin Jones, M. Miller

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Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a series of in-line fibre long period grating curvature sensors on a garment, used to monitor the thoracic and abdominal volumetric tidal movements of a human subject. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel optical instrumentation for biomedical applications II
EditorsChristian D. Depeursinge
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-8194-5866-X, 978-0-8194-5863-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005
EventEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics - Munich, Germany
Duration: 12 Jun 200512 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
PublisherSPIE
Volume5864
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics
Abbreviated titleECBO 2005
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/06/0512/06/05

Bibliographical note

T. Allsop ; R. Reeves ; D. J. Webb ; I. Bennion ; T. Earthrowl ; B. Jones and M. Miller "Respiratory monitoring using fibre long period grating sensors", Proc. SPIE 5864, Novel Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Applications II, 58640Q (September 01, 2005);

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.633055

Keywords

  • curvature sensing
  • long period gratings
  • respiratory
  • monitoring

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    Allsop, T. D. P., Reeves, R., Webb, D. J., Bennion, I., Earthrowl, T., Jones, B., & Miller, M. (2005). Respiratory monitoring using fibre long period grating sensors. In C. D. Depeursinge (Ed.), Novel optical instrumentation for biomedical applications II (SPIE proceedings; Vol. 5864). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.633055