The effect of varying LED intensity on pulse oximeter accuracy.
Most pulse oximeters automatically alter the intensity of their light-emitting diodes (LEDs) according to the absorption of the finger, toe or earlobe to which they are attached. This paper investigates the effect of changing LED intensity on pulse oximeter accuracy. Our results show that the peak wavelength of a red LED typically increases by 8 nm as its intensity is increased ten-fold. To determine whether this shift introduces a significant error, a simple theoretical model based on the Be...Expand abstract
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