Accession Number:

AD0637173

Title:

PHOTOELECTRIC PLETHYSMOGRAPHY USING FIBER OPTICS FOR APPLICATION IN THERMAL PHYSIOLOGY.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 63-Sep 64.

Corporate Author:

SAINT LOUIS UNIV MO DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Several designs of photoelectric plethysmographs utilizing fiber optics are described. One arrangement is used for studies on the cutaneous circulation. A modification of this design was applied successfully to the oral mucosa in climate chamber experiments. With a light wire substituted for the photocell, interference filters and multiplier phototubes may be combined for spectrophotometric recording. This arrangement is particulary useful for following changes in blood content of the illuminated tissue during changes in ambient temperature. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE