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|Title:||Design of a Near-Infrared Device for the Study of Glucose Concentration Measurements|
|Keywords:||Light emitting diode;glucose;blood;photodiode;photodetector;transmittance;spectroscopy;Biomedical;Electrical and Computer Engineering;Biomedical|
|Abstract:||<p>Maintaining healthy blood glucose concentration levels is advantageous for the prevention of diabetes and obesity. Present day technologies limit such monitoring to patients who already have diabetes. The purpose of this project is to suggest a non-invasive method for measuring blood glucose concentration levels. Such a method would provide useful for even people without illness, addressing preventive care. This project implements near-infrared light of wavelengths 1450nm and 2050nm through the use of light emitting diodes and measures transmittance through solutions of distilled water and d-glucose of concentrations 50mg/dL, 100mg/dL, 150mg/dL, and 200mg/dL by using an InGaAs photodiode. Regression analysis is done. Transmittance results were observed when using near-infrared light of wavelength 1450nm. As glucose concentration increases, output voltage from the photodiode also increases. The relation observed was linear. No significant transmittance results were obtained with the use of 2050nm infrared light due to high absorbance and low power. The use of 1450nm infrared light provides a means of measuring glucose concentration levels.</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||EE 4BI6 Electrical Engineering Biomedical Capstones|
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