Technical Note

Fabrication and Validation of Respiratory Control Belt Using Load Cell Sensor

Abstract

Purpose: In this work, we have focused on fabrication and validation of a respiratory belt that produces respiratory signals from the patient’s abdominal and thorax.

Materials and Methods: A load cell transducer was attached to the belt to create an electrical signal from respiratory movement. It converts a force or load into an equivalent electrical signal or digitized load value. The accuracy of the signals from our respiratory control belt was evaluated according to a comparison with the signals from commercial SOMNO medical device.

Results: The pattern of the signals from our respiratory belt is  in good agreement (4%/3mm) with the pattern of commercial SOMNO medical device.

Conclusion: The manufactured respiratory control belt can be used during imaging and radiotherapy procedures for breath control in a patient's abdominal and thorax region.

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IssueVol 7 No 4 (2020) QRcode
SectionTechnical Note
Published2020-12-30
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/fbt.v7i4.5325
Keywords
Respiratory Getting Belt Load Cell Sensor Breath Control

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Tootoonchi Dallal Z, Gholami S, Salehi Barough M. Fabrication and Validation of Respiratory Control Belt Using Load Cell Sensor. Frontiers Biomed Technol. 7(4):281-285.