Verification and calibration of laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) prototype for measurement of microcirculation

Yung Hui Li, Chia Ming Hu, Ming Lun Tsai

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Abstract

Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF), a non-invasive microcirculation measurement equipment, is designed to be used in measuring microcirculation and perfusion in the skin. LDF is very applicable to healthcare. However, the cost of commercial LDF prevents its prevalence and popularity. In this paper, continuing previous researches, a LDF prototype was built from the combination of the off-the-shelf electronic components. The raw signals acquired from the proposed LDF prototype is validated to be relevant to the microcirculation flux. Furthermore, we would like to verify the consistency between the signals measured from both model, and find an implicit transformation rule to transform the LDF prototype signals. For the purpose of verification and calibration of the LDF prototype signal feature, we first collected a parallel database consisting of flux signals measured by commercial and prototype LDF at the same time. Second, we extract signals with specific frequency of normalized signals as features and use these features to establish a model to allow us to map signals measured by LDF prototype to the commercial model. The result of the experiment showed that after we used the linear regression models to calibrate physiological feature, the correlation coefficient reached nearly 0.9999, which is close to a perfect positive correlation. The overall evaluation results showed that the proposed method can verify and ensure the validity of the LDF prototype. Through the proposed transformation, the flux signals measured by the proposed LDF prototype can successfully be transformed to its parallel form as if it is measured by commercial LDF.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAOPC 2017
Subtitle of host publicationLaser Components, Systems, and Applications
EditorsLong Zhang, Lan Jiang, Shibin Jiang, Lijun Wang
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510613959
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventApplied Optics and Photonics China: Laser Components, Systems, and Applications, AOPC 2017 - Beijing, China
Duration: 4 Jun 20176 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10457
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceApplied Optics and Photonics China: Laser Components, Systems, and Applications, AOPC 2017
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period4/06/176/06/17

Keywords

  • blood flow
  • Laser Doppler Flowmetry
  • microcirculation

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