Dr Richard Iles is continuing his award winning work with Structured Light Plethysmography (SLP) in conjunction with the Department of Signal Processing, Cambridge University. Over 2012-13 there have been active studies in several areas, including COPD, NICU, Adult ITU and the Cambridge Rowing squad. Physiological outputs have been extended to include regionalisation of chest and abdomen, and left and right. Further work is ongoing to assess the entropy of the respiratory pattern.
Dr Ross Russell has been working on the assessment of oxygenation in adult and paediatric patients. Collaboration with the University Department of Engineering and Anaesthetics Department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital continues. An algorithm has been developed which enables the percentage of ambient oxygen to be related to the measurement of arterial oxygen saturation from a standard pulse oximeter. This enables the calculation of pulmonary shift and shunt to be calculated non-invasively (without the need of an arterial blood gas).
A research project on bone health is being run in conjunction with the MRC Nutrition Unit, and we are also recruiting patients to several NIHR adopted studies (TORPEDO, ESPE, LIBSS).
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