Respiratory monitoring using fibre long period grating sensors

Allsop, Thomas D.P., Reeves, R., Webb, David J., Bennion, Ian, Earthrowl, Timothy, Jones, Benjamin and Miller, M. (2005). Respiratory monitoring using fibre long period grating sensors. IN: Novel optical instrumentation for biomedical applications II. Depeursinge, Christian D. (ed.) SPIE proceedings . SPIE.


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.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Institute of Photonics
Additional Information: 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); Copyright 2005 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Event Title: European Conference on Biomedical Optics
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2005-06-12 - 2005-06-12
Uncontrolled Keywords: curvature sensing,long period gratings,respiratory,monitoring,Engineering(all),Instrumentation,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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Published Date: 2005-09
Authors: Allsop, Thomas D.P.
Reeves, R.
Webb, David J. ( 0000-0002-5495-1296)
Bennion, Ian
Earthrowl, Timothy
Jones, Benjamin
Miller, M.



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