9 March 2017 Infrared microscopy imaging applied to obtain the index finger pad's thermoregulation curves
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In this work, mid wavelength infrared microscopy imaging videos of several index finger pads, from voluntary people, are recorded to obtain their thermoregulation curves. The proposed non-invasive technique is able to capture spatial and temporal thermal information emitted from blood vessels under-skin, and the irrigation finger pad system, making possible to capture features that a visual-spectrum microscopy cannot detect. Using an infrared laboratory prepared method several voluntary patients exposed theirs fingers to thermal stress while the infrared data is recorded. Using standard infrared imaging and signal processing techniques the thermoregulation curves are estimated. The Cold/Hot Stress experiments have shown infrared data with exponential trend curves, with different recovering slopes for each voluntary person, and sometimes with two steps increasing slope in one person thermoregulation curve response.
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Laura A. Viafora, Sergio N. Torres, Wagner Ramírez, Pablo A. Gutiérrez, Guillermo Machuca, and Anselmo Jara "Infrared microscopy imaging applied to obtain the index finger pad's thermoregulation curves", Proc. SPIE 10132, Medical Imaging 2017: Physics of Medical Imaging, 101324R (9 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2254635; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254635

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