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Compact and low-cost optical fiber respiratory monitoring sensor based on intensity interrogation

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dc.contributor.author Kam, Wern
dc.contributor.author Mohammed, Waleed Soliman
dc.contributor.author Leen, Gabriel
dc.contributor.author O'Keeffe, Mary
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kieran
dc.contributor.author O'Keeffe, Sinéad
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Elfed
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-12T09:30:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-12T09:30:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6431
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper, a plastic optical fiber sensor for respiratory monitoring purposes is presented. The sensor was integrated into a small, robust, and flexible package to be attached directly on a wide variety of positions on the upper body tomonitor themotion induced by breathing. The sensor's operating principle is based on the variation in the intensity of the optical coupling intensity ratio between an input and a set of aligned output optical fibers. The system is demonstrated to be able to track the time-varying breathing signal when the sensor is placed at four different positions of the torso (including diaphragmatic and upper costal). The accuracy of the device is confirmed by a simultaneous comparison of the results with a commercial respiratory monitoring device. Measurement of breathing rate on four different healthy subjects showed excellent agreement with the measurement from the commercial respiratory monitoring device. The proposed fiber optic respiration sensor provides the advantages of being relatively low cost, compact, and simple in construction compared to the conventional existing respiration sensors. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Lightwave Technology;35 (20), pp. 4567-4573
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2017.2749499
dc.rights © 2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject respiration rate en_US
dc.subject respiratory monitoring device en_US
dc.subject fiber optic sensor en_US
dc.title Compact and low-cost optical fiber respiratory monitoring sensor based on intensity interrogation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2018-01-11T15:46:17Z
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dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/JLT.2017.2749499
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2727650
dc.internal.rssid 2735831
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Lightwave Technology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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