Development of a low profile laser Doppler probe for monitoring perfusion at the patient – mattress interface.

Cobb, J. E. and Hadley, G. J. M., 2009. Development of a low profile laser Doppler probe for monitoring perfusion at the patient – mattress interface. Technical Report. Poole, England: Smart Technology Research Centre, Bournemouth University. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The clinical importance of pressure ulcers is reviewed confirming the need for continuous monitoring of skin blood perfusion at the patient – mattress interface. The design of a low profile (H≈1mm) laser Doppler probe is then described together with the experimental setup used for evaluation. The results show that the performance of the new sensor does not vary significantly from that of currently available probes over a wide range of operating parameters. The authors conclude that the sensor design provides a low cost perfusion monitoring solution with potential to significantly reduce the risk of bed sores in hospital patients.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
ISSN:0140-0118
Subjects:Technology > Manufacturing and Design > Design
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:14550
Deposited By:Dr Jon Cobb
Deposited On:16 May 2010 15:10
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 15:49

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