10 February 1995 Evaluation of a new fiber-optic sensor for respiratory rate measurements
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Proceedings Volume 2331, Medical Sensors II and Fiber Optic Sensors; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.201234
Event: International Symposium on Biomedical Optics Europe '94, 1994, Lille, France
A new sensor for respiratory rate monitoring based on optical fiber technique was simultaneously compared with an acoustic sensor and a transthoracic impedance plethysmograph during normoventilation in the respiratory rate range of 9 - 17 breaths per minute. The response characteristics of the optical sensor were then measured during simulation of central apnoea and tachypnoea. Visual observation was chosen as the reference method for monitoring the respiratory rate. The measurements were performed in ten healthy volunteers and the respiratory signals recorded on an analogue tape and strip-chart recorder and analyzed off-line. The response characteristics of the fiber optic sensor corresponded well with those of the acoustic sensor and impedance plethysmograph. All three methods responded rapidly to a simulated apnoeic event.
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P. Ake Oberg, P. Ake Oberg, Hans Pettersson, Hans Pettersson, Lars-Goeran Lindberg, Lars-Goeran Lindberg, Magnus Vegfors, Magnus Vegfors, } "Evaluation of a new fiber-optic sensor for respiratory rate measurements", Proc. SPIE 2331, Medical Sensors II and Fiber Optic Sensors, (10 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201234; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.201234

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