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Author Persaud, K.C. ♦ Pisanelli, A.M. ♦ Bailey, A. ♦ Dunn, K. ♦ Falasconi, M. ♦ Pardo, M. ♦ Sberveglieri, G. ♦ Gobbi, M. ♦ Senuliene, D. ♦ Setkus, A. ♦ Schreiter, U. ♦ Rimdeika, R.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Wounds ♦ Microorganisms ♦ Sensor arrays ♦ Skin ♦ Gas detectors ♦ Laboratories ♦ Hospitals ♦ Sampling methods ♦ Optical fiber sensors ♦ Medical treatment
Abstract Based on an array of combined metal oxide and conductive polymer gas sensors electronic an odor recognition system is being developed for detection of bacteria types at the early stages of wound infection. It is proved by GC-MS studies that living bacteria that are typical infectious agents in clinical practice can be distinguished from each other by means of a limited set of key volatile products. Using a set of these reference volatile compounds criteria for selection and calibration of gas sensors were defined. Aiming to increase reliability of bacteria identification SPME preconcentration was used for sampling of the headspace air and response to variable concentrations of volatiles emitted from the SPME fiber is processed for evaluation of the output parameters of the sensor module. Discrimination between classes of volatile products is obtained by a PCA analysis of the dynamic parameters of sensor responses to the headspace air of clinical samples collected by swabbing.
Description Author affiliation: INFM, CNR, Brescia (Falasconi, M.; Pardo, M.; Sberveglieri, G.) || Semicond. Phys. Inst., Vilnius (Senuliene, D.; Setkus, A.) || Biodiversity Srl, Brescia (Gobbi, M.) || South Manchester Univ. Hosp., Manchester (Dunn, K.) || SCEAS, Univ. of Manchester, Manchester (Persaud, K.C.; Pisanelli, A.M.; Bailey, A.) || UST GmbH, Gera (Schreiter, U.) || Kaunas Med. Univ. Hosp., Kaunas (Rimdeika, R.)
ISBN 9781424425808
ISSN 19300395
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-10-26
Publisher Place Italy
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 356.69 kB
Page Count 3
Starting Page 1375
Ending Page 1377


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library