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Paper 13006-99

Resorbable optical fibers for monitoring physiological signals; a proof-of-concept validation.

11 April 2024 • 11:50 - 12:10 CEST | Etoile B, Niveau/Level 1

Abstract

Development of optical quality bioresorbable fibers is an emerging area of study where researchers are trying to advance the field by assessing the suitability of these fibers for various biomedical applications. These types of fiber implants dissolve in the human body over a clinically relevant time scale eliminating the need for extraction surgeries. We conducted both ex-vivo and in vivo diffuse correlation spectroscopic studies using our fibers to measure blood flow and a preliminary trial to integrate a biocompatible electrode material on the fiber for electrical signal measurements. The results demonstrated the potential of Calcium Phosphate glass-based fiber-optic devices in future physiological monitoring applications which can be implanted inside the body without the need of an explant procedure. Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860185.

Presenter

Jawad Talekkara Pandayil
Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Fondazione Links (Italy)
PRESENTING AUTHOR: Sharon Russo Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Mr. Jawad is an Early-Stage Researcher from LINKS Foundation in Turin, Italy. He is Pursuing his PhD at Politecnico di Torino within the 'Photonics for Health care (PHAST) Project, funded by European Union. He completed his Master's degree in Photonics from CUSAT,Cochin,India and currently working in the field of optical fibers for biomedical applications. His research interests include BioPhotonics, Laser spectroscopy, and fiberoptics.
Application tracks: EU-funded Research
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Jawad Talekkara Pandayil
Politecnico di Torino (Italy), Fondazione Links (Italy)
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Fondazione Links (Italy)
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ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)
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Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
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ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain), ICREA - Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (Spain)