Camera Oximeter

With this project we aim to reduce the cost of pulse oximeters by using the integrated camera of the mobile phone as sensor. This novel approach could be used for diagnosis of sepsis and pneumonia in remote locations of middle and low income countries.

 

The Camera Oximeter uses the integrated camera of the phone as sensor
The Camera Oximeter Study Prototype

Researchers

Principal Investigator: 

Dr. Walter Karlen

Co-Investigators:

Dr. Mark Ansermino

Dr. Guy Dumont

Dr. Cornie Scheffer

Project Location

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Project Video

Camera Oximeter Publications

W. Karlen, J. Lim, J. M. Ansermino, G. A. Dumont, and C. Scheffer, “Recognition of correct finger placement for photoplethysmographic imaging,” in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society., 2013, pp. 7480–3. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24111475

 

W. Karlen, J. M. Ansermino, G. A. Dumont, and C. Scheffer, “Detection of the optimal region of interest for camera oximetry,” in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society., 2013,  pp. 2263–6. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24110175

 

W. Karlen, J. Lim, J. M. Ansermino, G. A. Dumont, and C. Scheffer, “Design Challenges for Camera Oximetry on a Mobile Phone,” in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2012, pp. 2448–51. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23366420

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