Respiration monitor and recording system

MacMillan, Andrew Allan (2007) Respiration monitor and recording system. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: The correct operation of the body’s respiration system is of paramount importance for
the maintenance of human life. Respiration failure or interruption for periods exceeding a few minutes can be harmful and in some cases, fatal. The metal foil strain gauge has been used for decades within the engineering and
construction fields. This dissertation has researched a method of attaching a strain gauge to a flexible material to act as a sensing element for a respiration monitoring

The project has succeeded in showing that the metal foil strain gauge can effectively register the respiration rate of patients, in a cost effective manner. By combining this
sensor assembly with a low cost processor, the project outcome of producing a respiration monitor and recording system has been realised.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008 01:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: respiration monitor; recording system
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1004 Medical Biotechnology > 100402 Medical Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation

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