8 March 2014 A novel periodic macrobending hetero-core fiber optic sensor embedded in textile for respiratory movements' analysis
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This paper presents the design of a novel periodic macrobending hetero-core fiber optic sensor embedded in textile for respiratory movements’ analysis. We report on several different designs based on textiles which have different loop periodicity and configuration of optical fiber types. In all experiments, the changes of textile elongation are measured during breathing movements. In order to demonstrate the superiority of the proposed sensor, experiments were done on a macrobending sensor constructed from 62.5-50-62.5 hetero-core fiber and a macrobending sensor constructed from 62.5/125 μm multi-mode fiber having different loops. Experimental results show that the sensitivity of the proposed macrobending sensor constructed using hetero-core optical fiber is much higher than the sensor constructed from plain multi-mode optical fiber. It is also shown that, the sensitivity of the sensor increases as the number of loops is increased. On the other hand, several experiments were performed for periodic macrobending sensors having different bending radius by changing the lengths of loops amplitude and period. We demonstrate that the sensors tested on different patients’ morphology can successfully sense respiratory movements.
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Kubra Alemdar, Sumeyra Likoglu, Kemal Fidanboylu, Onur Toker, "A novel periodic macrobending hetero-core fiber optic sensor embedded in textile for respiratory movements' analysis", Proc. SPIE 9062, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014, 90620D (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2046773; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2046773
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