Embedded multiplexed polymer optical fiber sensor for esophageal manometry

Bram Van Hoe, Erwin Bosman, Jeroen Missinne, Geert Van Steenberge, Peter Van Daele, Wei Zhang, Ian Johnson, Kate Sugden, David J. Webb, Kyriacos Kalli
2011 2011 IEEE SENSORS Proceedings  
There is a growing interest for esophageal measurements which can provide important and reliable data when diagnosing the motor function of the sphincters and the esophageal body. Biocompatibility, sensing resolution and the comfort of the patient are key parameters for manometric sensing systems. A new sensing approach which could fulfill all these needs is presented in this paper consisting of an embedded polymer fiber sensor, based on multiplexed fiber Bragg gratings. A response to a radial
more » ... sponse to a radial pressure almost 6 times that of a comparable silica fiber based sensor is obtained.
doi:10.1109/icsens.2011.6127216 fatcat:uxznu54jevcbnlr6reo6asr7p4