A Handheld Technology for Optical Monitoring of Transcutaneous Blood Oxygen Saturation

 
 
 
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • References
  • PDF
  • Abstract


    This paper presents the use of a handheld technology for noninvasive prediction of one’s transcutaneous blood oxygen saturation, StO2, via an in-house developed skin oxygenation system. The quantification strategy involved the use of wavelength dependent Modified Lambert Beer law and is based on light signals of wavelengths 532 nm, 560 nm and 650 nm reflected from the selected skin site. This study performed at rest and arterial blood occlusion experiment on left palm of the hand of five healthy Asian volunteers to evaluate the performance of the system and to verify the validity of the predicted results. The preliminary results revealed a considerable decrease in the predicted mean percent StO2 value from 63.7 ± 13.2 % for at rest condition to 52.2 ± 11.4 % after a pressure of 140 mmHg was applied on upper left arm of these recruits for 120 seconds. This work concluded that the developed optical system is able to provide comprehensive information on spatially dependent StO2 and it has unlimited skin access, hence may be potentially used in field applications to assess the skin oxygen level of those in workforce whose job is at risk of exposure to poisonous gases.

     


  • Keywords


    Skin oxygen status, wavelength dependent Modified Lambert Beer, oxygen mapping.

  • References


      [1] Huong, A. K. C., S. P. Philimon and X. T. I. Ngu, 2015. Noninvasive monitoring of temporal variation in transcutaneous oxygen saturation for clinical assessment of skin microcirculatory activity. In International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences (pp. 248-251). Springer, Singapore.

      [2] Huong, A., S. Philimon and X. Ngu, 2017. Multispectral imaging of acute wound tissue oxygenation. Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences, 10: pp.1750004.

      [3] Mahlein, A. K., 2016. Plant Disease Detection by Imaging Sensors – Parallels and Specific Demands for Precision Agriculture and Plant Phenotyping. Plant Disease, 100: pp. 241-251.

      [4] McCormack, D. R., A. J. Walsh, W. Sit, C. L. Arteaga, J. Chen, R. S. Cook and M. C, 2014. Skala. In vivo hyperspectral imaging of microvessel response to trastuzumab treatment in breast cancer xenografts. Biomedical Optics Express, 5: pp. 2247-2261.

      [5] Philimon, S. P., A. Huong, W. M. Hafizah, P. E. Ong and X. Ngu, 2016. Optical investigation of variability in body region dependent transcutaneous oxygen saturation. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 160: pp. 012089.

      [6] Pittman R. N., and B. R. Duling, 1975. A new method for the measurement of percent oxyhemoglobin. Journal of Applied Physiology, 38: pp. 315–320.

      [7] Sun, J., and M. Smith, 2013. Multidimensional imaging for skin tissue surface characterization. Computers in industry, 64: 1383-1389.

      [8] Wu, D., D. Sun, 2013. Advanced applications of hyperspectral imaging technology for food quality and safety analysis and assessment: A review — Part I: Fundamentals. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 19: pp. 1-14.

      [9] Zijlstra, W. G., A. Buursma and O. W. van Assendelft, 2000. Visible and near infrared absorption spectra of human and animal haemoglobin: determination and application. VSP.


 

View

Download

Article ID: 18994
 
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i3.20.18994




Copyright © 2012-2015 Science Publishing Corporation Inc. All rights reserved.