Method and apparatus for noninvasive prediction of hematocrit
Robust accurate non-invasive analyte monitor
Apparatus for non-invasive measurement within a human or animal body
Method and apparatus Patent #: 6611320
AbstractA method and apparatus for photoplethysmographic measurements is disclosed. In this system light from a plurality of emitters is delivered to the tissue-under-test. A subset of one or more of the emitters is known to be quiet light sources with relatively stable output intensity levels and spectral contents. A second subset of one or more emitters is known to be relatively noisy light sources with output intensity levels that fluctuate over time. The use of noisy light sources may be necessary for the photoplethysmographic measurements due to favorable spectral output characteristics such as narrow spectral bandwidth or desirable center wavelengths for the measurement of the hemodynamic parameters or analytes of interest. This invention utilizes the quiet light sources to enable the use of noisy light sources without the loss in accuracy or precision of analyte measurement that would otherwise typically be associated with the use of noisy light sources in the design and use of a photoplethysmographic instrument.