Prototype and Graphical Interface for Selective Exhaled Air Acquisition

Fábio Dias, José Alves, Fábio Januário, José Luís Ferreira, Valentina Vassilenko

Abstract

The recent advances in technology and detection methods, as well as its economic viability have pointed the analysis of exhaled breath as a promising tool for medical diagnosis or therapy monitoring. Since the concentration of the most Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) present in the exhaled breath is very low (ppbv – pptv range) it is important to have a selective sampling system for alveolar air. In this work we present the design and instrumentation of a prototype that allows real time monitoring of the breathing cycle and automatically decide the correct moment for acquisition and channel the acquired sample to the Ion Mobility Spectrometer with Multi-Capillary Column pre-separation (MCC-IMS). The prototype is composed by a flow meter, signal packaging circuits and a flow commuting circuit (three-way valve). Two graphical interfaces were also developed to help controlling the whole process of acquisition making it easy, quick and reliable.

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in Harvard Style

Dias F., Alves J., Januário F., Luís Ferreira J. and Vassilenko V. (2013). Prototype and Graphical Interface for Selective Exhaled Air Acquisition . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-34-1, pages 216-219. DOI: 10.5220/0004329402160219


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices13,
author={Fábio Dias and José Alves and Fábio Januário and José Luís Ferreira and Valentina Vassilenko},
title={Prototype and Graphical Interface for Selective Exhaled Air Acquisition},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={216-219},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004329402160219},
isbn={978-989-8565-34-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013)
TI - Prototype and Graphical Interface for Selective Exhaled Air Acquisition
SN - 978-989-8565-34-1
AU - Dias F.
AU - Alves J.
AU - Januário F.
AU - Luís Ferreira J.
AU - Vassilenko V.
PY - 2013
SP - 216
EP - 219
DO - 10.5220/0004329402160219