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Development and application of in-fibre Bragg grating based biomedical pressure sensors

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dc.contributor.author Dennison, Christopher Raymond Stuart
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-15T23:30:01Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-15T23:30:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-07-15T23:30:01Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/1025
dc.description.abstract Two in-fibre Bragg grating based optical pressure sensors were developed to address the limitations of conventional solid-state electronic biomedical sensors. The first sensor, developed for intervertebral disc pressure measurements varying over several MPa, had a major diameter of only 400 μm and sensing area of 0.03 mm2. This sensor was validated in spine biomechanics studies and was shown to: give accurate and repeatable measurements, be compatible with the small (e.g. cervical) discs, and alter disc mechanics less than the current alternative sensor. This sensor is also the smallest, most mechanically compliant disc pressure sensor presented to date. The second FBG sensor was developed to measure sub-kPa pressure variations and had a major diameter and sensing area of only 200 μm and 0.02 mm2, respectively. This sensor achieves sub-kPa repeatability through a novel design that is approximately 100 times smaller than other FBG sensors presented with sub-kPa pressure repeatability. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject fibre Bragg en_US
dc.subject pressure en_US
dc.subject biomedical en_US
dc.subject biomechanics en_US
dc.subject sensor en_US
dc.subject optical en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Engineering::Mechanical engineering en_US
dc.title Development and application of in-fibre Bragg grating based biomedical pressure sensors en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Wild, Peter
dc.degree.department Dept. of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Applied Science M.A.Sc. en_US


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