A Continuum Body Force Sensor Designed for Flexible Surgical Robotic Devices

Noh, Yohan ;   Secco, Emanuele Lindo ;   Sareh, Sina ;   Wurdemann, Helge Arne ;   Faragasso, Angela ;   Back, Junghwan ;   Liu, Hongbin ;   Sklar, Elizabeth I. ;   Althoefer, Kaspar

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsMechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

This paper presents a novel three-axis force sensor based on optical photo interrupters and integrated with the robot arm STIFF-FLOP...

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A Portable Multi-Channel Wireless NIRS Device for Muscle Activity Real-Time Monitoring

Yao, Pengfei ;   Guo, Weichao ;   Sheng, Xinjun ;   Zhang, Dingguo ;   Zhu, Xiangyang

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsWireless sensors and systemsPortable miniaturized systems

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a relative new technology in monitoring muscle oxygenation and hemo- dynamics. This paper presents a...

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A Self-Powered 2-Dimensional Motion Detection Chip

Lu, Zhijian ;   Cheung, Kwanlung ;   Luo, Tao ;   Song, Hongjiang ;   Blain Christen, Jennifer

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsIntegrated sensor systemsBiolelectric sensors and sensor systems

We demonstrate a self-powered chip to detect motion which enables constant, non-invasive monitoring. The chip was implemented in a standard...

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Design of a Single-Fiber, Wavelength-Resolved System for Monitoring Deep Tissue Oxygenation

Yu, Linhui ;   Murari, Kartikeya

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsPhysiological monitoring

We propose a single-fiber, zero source-detector separation system with wavelength-resolved detection for measuring oxygen saturation in...

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Distributed Feedback Laser for Biosensing Applications

Haughey, Anne-Marie ;   Guilhabert, Benoit ;   Dawson, Martin D ;   Burley, Glenn A ;   Laurand, Nicolas

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsMicro- and nano-sensorsBiological sensors and systems

We present an organic semiconductor distributed feedback laser biosensor and demonstrate its sensing capabilities. Optimization of the gain...

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Effectiveness of the DreamSkin® Garment on Relieving Symptoms of Eczema/Dermatitis Using Electrical and Spectroscopic Methods: A Case Study

Qassem, Meha ;   Kyriacou, Panayiotis

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsSmart textile and clothes

Eczema, is a common skin inflammatory disorder particularly among children. The treatment of which usually consists of the application of...

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Investigating Skin Barrier Function Utilizing Reflectance NIR Spectroscopy

Qassem, Meha ;   Kyriacou, Panayiotis

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systems

Near Infrared Spectroscopy is seen as a potentially valuable technique for skin analysis, and has been employed by many previous studies to...

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Miniaturization of Photoacoustic Cell for Smart Endoscope to Improve Sensitivity

Wadamori, Naoki

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsMechanical sensors and systemsNew sensing techniques

Ultrathin endoscopes, such as transnasal endoscopes, have been developed to alleviate discomfort during diagnosis and therapy. However, their...

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Tracking Gaze While Walking on a Treadmill: Spatial Accuracy and Limits of Use of a Stationary Remote Eye-Tracker

Serchi, Valeria ;   Peruzzi, Agnese ;   Cereatti, Andrea ;   Della Croce, Ugo

Tags Optical and photonic sensors and systemsPhysiological monitoring

Inaccurate visual sampling and foot placement may lead to unsafe walking. Virtual environments, challenging obstacle negotiation, may be used to...

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