Evaluation of chip LED sensor module for fat thickness measurement using tissue phantoms.

In Duk Hwang, Kunsoo Shin, Dong Su Ho, Beop Min Kim

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We tested the feasibility of noninvasive fat thickness measurements by using a diffuse optical method with variable source-detector pairs. A light source module composed of 770 nm low-power chip LEDs and a photodetector were used in this study. The tissue phantoms are composed of a fat and a muscle layer made with gels with appropriate absorption/scattering coefficients. The fat thickness was varied from several to 30 mm. Based on this preliminary study, it is concluded that the noninvasive fat thickness measurement is possible with proper curve fitting procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5993-5996
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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