ActiveTwo Plethysmography Module – Velcro Strap For Forehead
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ActiveTwo Plethysmography Module – Velcro Strap For Forehead (Includes Required Amplifier/Converter Channel). IR Plethysmographs use an infrared photoelectric sensor to detect changes in tissue blood volume. The DA-AT-SAPSP features a velcro strap, the DA-AT-SAPSF has a spring clip suitable for readings from a finger or toe and the DA-AT-SAPSE features an ear clip. The IR Plethysmographs can be connected to a specially configured auxiliary input on the ActiveTwo AD box front panel. The velcro strap and finger clip models use reflected infrared light, and work best where the light can reflect from the bone beneath the tissue. They are especially good for the finger or forehead (directly over the centre of the eyebrow is an excellent location). The ear clip, on the other hand, uses infrared light transmitted through the tissue, and so works best on fleshy areas such as the earlobe. The amplitude of the signal depends primarily on the volume of blood in the capillary bed directly beneath the sensor, so it may be necessary to move the sensor around to find the best signal. The clips should attach to fleshy areas with no problems. When using the model with the Velcro strap to attach to a finger or toe, take care that the strap is firm, but not so tight as to restrict blood flow. If you are taking measurements where the Velcro strap is too short to be useful (such as from the leg or head), then you can lightly wrap an elastic bandage around the sensor and body part to hold the sensor in place. Ambient light may affect the output: if it does, a covering of black, opaque material over the sensor and location should remove such interference. Applications: The IR Plethysmographs can be used to record changes in blood volume as the arterial pulse expands and contracts the microvasculature. Specifications: Excitation: 6 to 9 V DC, Output: 5 to 50 mV (typical finger application at rest), Output impedance: 1 kO nominal, Sensor size: 15 x 15 x 6.3 mm (0.59 in x 0.59 in x 0.25 in), Weight: 28 g, Connector: 8-pin DIN. Cautions: Do not immerse the device in fluids, and do not handle the device by its cable.
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