Title: Design of a finger base-type pulse oximeter
Authors: Lin, Bor-Shyh
Huang, Cheng-Yang
Chen, Chien-Yue
Lin, Jiun-Hung
Institute of Imaging and Biomedical Photonics
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Abstract: A pulse oximeter is a common medical instrument used for noninvasively monitoring arterial oxygen saturation (SpO(2)). Currently, the fingertip-type pulse oximeter is the prevalent type of pulse oximeter used. However, it is inconvenient for long-term monitoring, such as that under motion. In this study, a wearable and wireless finger base-type pulse oximeter was designed and implemented using the tissue optical simulation technique and the Monte Carlo method. The results revealed that a design involving placing the light source at 135 degrees-165 degrees and placing the detector at 75 degrees-90 degrees or 90 degrees-105 degrees yields the optimal conditions for measuring SpO(2). Finally, the wearable and wireless finger base-type pulse oximeter was implemented and compared with the commercial fingertip-type pulse oximeter. The experimental results showed that the proposed optimal finger base-type pulse oximeter design can facilitate precise SpO(2) measurement. (C) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4940237
ISSN: 0034-6748
DOI: 10.1063/1.4940237
Volume: 87
Issue: 1
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