This paper presents a novel method for an on-chip erythrocyte deformability test under optical pressure, especially to enhance the level of sensitivity with respect to the detection of cancerous diseases. To demonstrate the performance and sensitivity of the combined method, we introduce the concept of transit velocity, a modified elongation index, and shape recovery time of individual erythrocytes in a strictly confined region (2 μm deep, 4 μm wide, and 100 μm long). Finally, we investigate a synergy or convergence effect due to the combination of these parameters for in situ detection of cancerous diseases under optical pressure.
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- Biomedical Engineering