Lack of lung surfactant in preterm newborns leads to respiratory distress, a major cause of death. Non-invasive medical cares are developed, based on real time measurement of flow surfactant instilled in the newborn. We propose a new optical flow sensor based on self-mixing interferometry, and develop a dedicated prototype for measuring surfactant flow rate in a small diameter duct.

Self-mixing flow sensor for lung surfactant delivery

Milesi I.;Ventura L.;Cavedo F.;Dellaca' R.;Norgia M.;
2020

Abstract

Lack of lung surfactant in preterm newborns leads to respiratory distress, a major cause of death. Non-invasive medical cares are developed, based on real time measurement of flow surfactant instilled in the newborn. We propose a new optical flow sensor based on self-mixing interferometry, and develop a dedicated prototype for measuring surfactant flow rate in a small diameter duct.
978-1-943580-76-7
Biomedical
Flow meter
Interferometry
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