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Photonic crystal fiber Bragg grating based sensors: opportunities for applications in healthcare

Francis Berghmans, Thomas Geernaert, Sanne Sulejmani, Hugo Thienpont, Geert Van Steenberge, Bram Van Hoe, Peter Dubruel, Waclaw Urbanczyk, Pawel Mergo, David J. Webb, Kyriacos Kalli, Jan Van Roosbroeck (+2 others)
2011 Optical Sensors and Biophotonics III  
We first introduce how the unique properties of PCF can benefit Bragg grating based temperature insensitive pressure and transverse load sensing.  ...  Then we describe how the latest developments in mPOF Bragg grating technology can enhance optical fiber pressure sensing.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was financially supported by the European Commission (EU) FP7 project "PHOSFOS" -Photonic Skins for Optical Sensing. Vrije Univ.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.901240 fatcat:r7gvjhfggrau3awh7wly2sarja

Fiber Bragg grating sensors for monitoring of physical parameters: a comprehensive review

Jasjot K. Sahota, Neena Gupta, Divya Dhawan
2020 Optical Engineering: The Journal of SPIE  
Basic fundamentals of FBG and recent progress of fiber Bragg grating-based sensors used in various applications for temperature, pressure, liquid level, strain, and refractive index sensing have been reviewed  ...  Fiber Bragg grating has embraced the area of fiber optics since the early days of its discovery, and most fiber optic sensor systems today make use of fiber Bragg grating technology.  ...  Especially for maintenance of dynamic performance of structures, it is very essential to monitor shape of the structure at real time.  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.oe.59.6.060901 fatcat:3mjwmvas4baejiv7ifowzfva2u

Optical Fiber Sensor Performance Evaluation in Soft Polyimide Film with Different Thickness Ratios

Yanlin He, Xu Zhang, Lianqing Zhu, Guangkai Sun, Xiaoping Lou, Mingli Dong
2019 Sensors  
To meet the application requirements of curvature measurement for soft biomedical robotics and flexible morphing wings of aircraft, the optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) shape sensor for soft robots and  ...  The designed FBG sensor embedded in polyimide films shows good consistency in repeated experiments for soft actuator and morphing wing measurement; the FBG sensing method therefore has potential for real  ...  As a result, in recent years some soft sensors and sensing methods that can be used for structural sensing and monitoring have been desired [9] [10] [11] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19040790 fatcat:63qvnvbpnjdmfipciigbg7t3nu

Soft and Stretchable Polymeric Optical Waveguide-Based Sensors for Wearable and Biomedical Applications

Guo, Yang, Dai, Kong
2019 Sensors  
Here, we review recent progress in soft and stretchable optical waveguides and sensors, including advanced structural design, fabrication strategies, and functionalities.  ...  The past decades have witnessed the rapid development in soft, stretchable, and biocompatible devices for applications in biomedical monitoring, personal healthcare, and human–machine interfaces.  ...  A stretchable fiber-optic strain sensor made up of a sinuous-shaped fiber-Bragg-grating (FBG) embedded in a slab PDMS substrate has been fabricated by using 3D-printed mold [84] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19173771 pmid:31480393 pmcid:PMC6749420 fatcat:axryj7pogfeqtfmm3yrmokdhhu

Design, Measurement and Shape Reconstruction of Soft Surgical Actuator Based on Fiber Bragg Gratings

Yanlin He, Lianqing Zhu, Guangkai Sun, Mingxin Yu, Mingli Dong
2018 Applied Sciences  
Consequently, this paper proposes a real-time 3D shape reconstruction method of soft surgical actuator which has an embedded optical fiber with two Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors.  ...  of these structures for real soft surgical actuators.  ...  for real-time shape monitoring in the field of soft robotics and flexible biosensor monitoring.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app8101773 fatcat:5utfwgunhnbinnyob5rzokb32e

Fiber Optic-Based Pressure Sensing Surface for Skin Health Management in Prosthetic and Rehabilitation Interventions [chapter]

Dimitris Tsiokos, George T., George Papaioannou, Stavros Pissadakis
2012 Biomedical Engineering - Technical Applications in Medicine  
Acknowledgement The work presented here was partially supported by EU-FP7-SME-2008-1, No 232479,-IASiS and SMARTSocket: FP7-PEOPLE-IAPP Grant agreement 251649.  ...  The development of the optical fiber 2-D pressure sensing pad takes advantage of the highly sensitive 1-D Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG)-based array structures, which are arranged in a 2-dimensional sensing  ...  clinicians for its real time display capabilities and resolution.  ... 
doi:10.5772/50574 fatcat:6guc432vujfhngoeihbeol72pi

Multifunctional Smart Optical Fibers: Materials, Fabrication, and Sensing Applications

Zhengyong Liu, Zhi Feng Zhang, Hwa-Yaw Tam, Xiaoming Tao
2019 Photonics  
Widely used techniques to develop fiber sensors, i.e., fiber Bragg grating and interferometry, are discussed in terms of sensing principles and fabrication methods.  ...  Lastly, sensing applications in oil/gas, optofluidics, and particularly healthcare monitoring using specialty optical fibers are demonstrated.  ...  Sensing Applications Pressure Sensing Based on the FBG and Interferometry There is a great need for sensing in the oil and gas industry because real-time monitoring of oil pressure and flow rate plays  ... 
doi:10.3390/photonics6020048 fatcat:ouhaaklcbfbvzeu2gvaf6qpv3e

Multifunctional Textile Platform for Fiber Optic Wearable Temperature-Monitoring Application

Ziyang Xiang, Liuwei Wan, Zidan Gong, Zhuxin Zhou, Zhengyi Ma, Xia OuYang, Zijian He, Chi Chiu Chan
2019 Micromachines  
This research presents a developed fabric temperature sensor by adopting fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors and processing via a textile platform.  ...  Wearable sensing technologies have been developed rapidly in the last decades for physiological and biomechanical signal monitoring.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to express thankfulness to the support by Chi Chiu Chan's Optical Fiber Sensor Group of Sino-German College of Intelligent Manufacturing, Shenzhen Technology University  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi10120866 pmid:31835484 pmcid:PMC6953031 fatcat:5mmcauavcndhzmxy5pwue7xsym

Table of contents

2021 IEEE Sensors Journal  
J. da Silva, and C. Martelli 3058 Data-Driven Shape Sensing of a Surgical Continuum Manipulator Using an Uncalibrated Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor ................................................ S.  ...  Yue, and T. Yan 3035 A Fiber Bragg Grating Force Sensor With Sensitization Structure ..... D. Hu, S. Lv, Y. Guo, H. He, and J.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jsen.2020.3045951 fatcat:tficnznj4vcwxnua5cocy7p4sm

Fiber Bragg Gratings as e-Health Enablers: An Overview for Gait Analysis Applications [chapter]

Maria de Fátima Domingues, Cátia Tavares, Tiago Leite, Nélia Alberto, Cátia Leitão, Carlos Marques, Ayman Radwan, Eduardo Rocon, Paulo Antunes, Paulo André
2018 Applications of Optical Fibers for Sensing [Working Title]  
The use of fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) as e-Health enablers has presented itself as a new topic to be investigated, exploiting the FBGs' advantages over its electronic counterparts.  ...  Based in the described mechanisms, FBG sensors have a wide field of applications that range from their use for structural health monitoring, in oil and aeronautic industry and also as biomedical sensors  ...  Fiber Bragg gratings: an introduction Fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) are sensing elements based on the longitudinal modulation of the refractive index of the optical fiber core.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.81136 fatcat:s5apgrtxobdn7cn74xpmbqcfke

Optical Fiber Integrated Functional Micro-/Nanostructure Induced by Two-Photon Polymerization

Cong Xiong, Changrui Liao, Zhengyong Li, Kaiming Yang, Meng Zhu, Yuanyuan Zhao, Yiping Wang
2020 Frontiers in Materials  
Recently, two-photon polymerization technology is attracting increasing research interest due to its superiorities of high precision, flexibility and diversity of polymer materials.  ...  Owing to the limitation of optical fiber materials and conventional fabrication methods, the development of optical fiber devices has encountered a bottleneck.  ...  This device has significant potential for future sensing, cellular manipulation and microscale surgery due to the ability to manipulate soft/fragile microscale objects in real time.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmats.2020.586496 fatcat:lmz36apqtjd5xhoyct7euhzcz4

Incorporation of Fiber Bragg Sensors for Shape Memory Polyurethanes Characterization

Nélia Alberto, Maria Fonseca, Victor Neto, Rogério Nogueira, Mónica Oliveira, Rui Moreira
2017 Sensors  
In this work, fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors were embedded into SMPU samples aiming to study and characterize its shape memory effect.  ...  The shape memory characterization is normally accomplished using mechanical testing coupled with a heat source, where a detailed knowledge of the heat cycle and its influence on the material properties  ...  Due to their unique characteristics, fiber Bragg grating (FBG)-based systems became one of the most attractive technologies for many sensing applications [12] [13] [14] [15] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17112600 pmid:29137136 pmcid:PMC5712890 fatcat:qzbnqbbdr5bitok32rxlualf3e

Fiber optic micro sensor for the measurement of tendon forces

Gregory P Behrmann, Joseph Hidler, Mark S Mirotznik
2012 BioMedical Engineering OnLine  
The sensor incorporated fiber Bragg gratings and micro-fabricated stainless steel housings. A fiber Bragg grating is an optical device that is spectrally sensitive to axial strain.  ...  Stainless steel housings were designed to convert radial forces applied to the housing into axial forces that could be sensed by the fiber Bragg grating.  ...  Neil Sharkey and Stephen Piazza of the Penn State Universities CELOS laboratory for use of their Dynamic Gait Simulator (DGS).  ... 
doi:10.1186/1475-925x-11-77 pmid:23033868 pmcid:PMC3494611 fatcat:mg7qbb4t2fea5j5tuzxkcaajou

Recent Progress of Imprinted Polymer Photonic Waveguide Devices and Applications

Xiu-You Han, Zhen-Lin Wu, Si-Cheng Yang, Fang-Fang Shen, Yu-Xin Liang, Ling-Hua Wang, Jin-Yan Wang, Jun Ren, Ling-Yun Jia, Hua Zhang, Shu-Hui Bo, Geert Morthier (+1 others)
2018 Polymers  
Versatile functional devices can be manufactured using a simple process, with low cost and potential mass-manufacturing.  ...  The passive polymer waveguide devices for wavelength filtering, power splitting, and light collecting, and the active polymer waveguide devices based on the thermal-optic tuning effect, are introduced.  ...  A PDMS soft mold with 80 µm period grating patterns is used to stamp on the uncured UV15 layer due to its good flexibility for its better accuracy for structure replication.  ... 
doi:10.3390/polym10060603 pmid:30966637 pmcid:PMC6404155 fatcat:h6n36dcl5fgujcr6deicdev6kq

Front Matter: Volume 10168

2017 Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2017  
SPIE uses a seven-digit CID article numbering system structured as follows:  The five digits correspond to the SPIE volume number.  The last two digits indicate publication order within the volume using  ...  A unique citation identifier (CID) number is assigned to each article at the time of publication.  ...  monolithic sensors for real-time broadband distributed monitoring of large civil and industrial infrastructures 3S Inversion-based imaging using lagrange polynomial parameterization and genetic algorithm  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2280123 fatcat:6neb3n7l7rd4bicq5fjwtobqli
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