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Electro-optical Plethysmography for Non-invasive Estimation of Hemoglobin Concentration

Phillips, J. P., Hickey, M. & Kyriacou, P. A. (2011). Electro-optical Plethysmography for Non-invasive Estimation of Hemoglobin Concentration. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Aug. 30 2011-Sept. 3 2011, Boston, MA. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091079


Novel sensors and instrumentation are currently being investigated with the intended application of determining the concentration of hemoglobin and other optically absorbing compounds in blood using non-invasive methods. In order to measure concentration, the mass or amount of a compound must be known in addition to the volume of liquid. In principle, it may be possible to estimate hemoglobin concentration from a change in optical absorbance occurring over the cardiac cycle divided by a corresponding change in measured blood volume during the cycle measured from peripheral tissue, e.g. the finger or ear. Electrical and optical sensors were evaluated in vitro using a tissue phantom and an absorbing liquid medium. The effect of changes in optical absorption and pulse pressure on the capacitance and optical absorbance were studied.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Publisher Keywords: Science & Technology; Technology; Engineering, Biomedical; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Engineering; OXIMETRY
Subjects: R Medicine
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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