STUDY OF LIGHT TRANSMISSION THROUGH THE UNDERWEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A URINARY INCONTINENCE SENSOR

Kai Ishida, Toshiya Habata, Akihiro Takeuchi, Harukazu Tsuruta, Minoru Hirose, Noriaki Ikeda

Abstract

Urinary incontinence is a troubling disease that makes it difficult for patients to live a normal life. Rapid detection of urinary incontinence could allow many patients with this condition to feel more confident about going out. Therefore, our goal is to develop a urinary incontinence detector based on a light-emitting diode and a photodiode. Here, we describe the development and testing of a prototype model. The photosensor is driven by a 9 V battery and consists of an ordinary electrical circuit, a light-emitting diode (lambda max = 950 nm), a photodiode (spectrum 750-1200 nm), a comparator and, a compact motor. Light transmission through the underwear was changed by soaking with liquids. This phenomenon was measured using a digital voltmeter. The urinary incontinence sensor was placed on a dummy. Liquids were drained into the shorts. These increased in voltage from 3.73 V to 8.78 V, which caused the motor to vibrate. These results show that the prototype sensor can be used to detect urinary incontinence.

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Ishida K., Habata T., Takeuchi A., Tsuruta H., Hirose M. and Ikeda N. (2012). STUDY OF LIGHT TRANSMISSION THROUGH THE UNDERWEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A URINARY INCONTINENCE SENSOR . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-91-1, pages 311-314. DOI: 10.5220/0003741103110314


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@conference{biodevices12,
author={Kai Ishida and Toshiya Habata and Akihiro Takeuchi and Harukazu Tsuruta and Minoru Hirose and Noriaki Ikeda},
title={STUDY OF LIGHT TRANSMISSION THROUGH THE UNDERWEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A URINARY INCONTINENCE SENSOR},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={311-314},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003741103110314},
isbn={978-989-8425-91-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - STUDY OF LIGHT TRANSMISSION THROUGH THE UNDERWEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A URINARY INCONTINENCE SENSOR
SN - 978-989-8425-91-1
AU - Ishida K.
AU - Habata T.
AU - Takeuchi A.
AU - Tsuruta H.
AU - Hirose M.
AU - Ikeda N.
PY - 2012
SP - 311
EP - 314
DO - 10.5220/0003741103110314