A wearable conductivity sensor for sweat and blood leakage monitoring during hemodialysis

Yi Chun Du, Wei Ting Chen, Cheng Hsin Chuang, Ming Jui Wu

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Abstract

Impedance measurement is widely used at present, it can be applied to clinical monitor such as blood leakage monitoring during hemodialysis. However, some patients have the symptom called 'cold sweating' that may occur during hemodialysis treatment. It affects the results of impendence measurement. So to distinguish the difference between blood leakage and sweat at the same time, it could provide better method for blood leakage monitoring during hemodialysis. This study presented a wearable device with a conductivity sensor for sweat and blood leakage monitoring based on wide frequency range analysis. The device had self-calibration function to reduce the interference in environment. The experimental results show that the proposed wearable device could distinguish blood concentration that mixed artificial sweat successfully. Overall, it has high potential application in clinical use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479982875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 5
Event15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2016 Oct 302016 Nov 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229

Conference

Conference15th IEEE Sensors Conference, SENSORS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period16-10-3016-11-02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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