Point-of-Care Rate-Based Transcutaneous Pco2 Sensor

Adangwa, Prosper ;   Chattergee, Madhubanti ;   Ge, Xudong ;   Rao, Govind ;   Kostov, Yordan

A point-of-care (POC) device capable of measuring transcutaneous partial pressure of CO2 (tpCO2) is presented. It is based on novel rate based approach and is capable of measuring tpCO2 in ~2.5 minutes without heating the skin. It has been used to perform trial measurements on a healthy volunteer.