Design of a wearable fiber optic respiration sensor for application in NICU incubators

Hariyanti, Kresna Devara, Fitriyanti Nur Aisyah, Ketut Vanda Aryanthera Wisnu Nadia, Retno Wigajatri Purnamaningsih

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Abstract

Rudimentary organ function in premature infants is one of the reasons for performing intensive monitoring on premature infants. One of the vital functions that must be monitored is breathing. In this study, we propose a comfortable sensor that uses fiber optic technology to monitor the respiration of premature infants for application in NICU incubators. The device consists of a bending optical fiber integrated into an elastic material which is attached to the outside of an infant's diaper. The baby's respiratory movement will cause strain-induced responses in the optical fiber's sensor, which in turn will change the sensor output intensity. The laser light projected into the optical fiber will not cause heat that could affect the infant, due to the fiber's maximum power output of 6.02x10 -7 W(-32.2dBm), which is equivalent to 5.18x10 -4 calorie/hour. Changes in the intensity of light received by the photodiode are processed first by a signal processing circuit and then by an Arduino UNO microcontroller. The results are displayed on a screen. The system is also equipped with a GSM module, enabling it to send the respiration measurement data periodically via a short message service (SMS) with a certain time interval. The system can also send an information about emergency situations, such as apnea. The results of the experiment, which used a ventilator machine to simulate a baby breathing, showed that this system could measure respiratory rates ranging from 10 - 100 breaths per minute with an error of 0.25%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2018
EditorsPraswasti P.D.K. Wulan, Misri Gozan, Sotya Astutiningsih, Ghiska Ramahdita, Radon Dhelika, Prasetyanugraheni Kreshanti
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418226
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019
Event3rd International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2018 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Aug 20188 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2092
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period6/08/188/08/18

Keywords

  • arduino UNO
  • GSM module
  • optical fiber sensor
  • respiratory monitoring

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