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Development of a breath alcohol analyzer for use on patients in emergency care
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
Hök Instrument AB.
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5832-5452
2009 (English)In: IFMBE Proceedings, vol. 25, no. 1, 2009, p. 84-87Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The quantification of breath alcohol concentration is considered important input in medical diagnosis and triage at emergency medical care. In many severe emergency cases, for example head injuries, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, or psychological illness, the medical condition of the patient can be mistaken for alcohol intoxication. In cases like these, quantification of the alcohol concentration would facilitate and speed up the diagnostic procedure. However, the use of breath analyzers in medical care is limited as the state-of-the-art devices require active involvement of the patient, and expiratory volume and flow incompatible with patients respiratory function. This paper presents a prototype of a handheld breath analyzer based on infrared spectroscopy which does not require active involvement from the patient and also provides direct feedback on the quality of the breath test by measurement of the expired PCO2.

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2009. p. 84-87
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-9328DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03891-4_23ISI: 000282043200023Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77950116615ISBN: 9783642038907 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-9328DiVA, id: diva2:301904
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World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical Engineering for Audiology, Ophthalmology, Emergency and Dental Medicine; Munich; Germany; 7 September 2009 through 12 September 2009
Available from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2010-03-03 Last updated: 2018-08-21Bibliographically approved

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