Light-guiding devices and monitoring devices incorporating same

CAFC
  • US 8,929,965 B2
  • Filed: 05/09/2014
  • Issued: 01/06/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A sensor module for detecting and/or measuring physiological information from a subject, the sensor module comprising:

  • a housing;

    at least one optical emitter supported by the housing;

    at least one optical detector supported by the housing;

    a first light guide supported by the housing, wherein the first light guide is in optical communication with the at least one optical emitter, wherein the first light guide comprises a distal end having an exposed end surface that is configured to engage a portion of a body of the subject, and wherein the first light guide is configured to deliver light from the at least one optical emitter directly into the body of the subject via the exposed end surface thereof; and

    a second light guide supported by the housing, wherein the second light guide is in optical communication with the at least one optical detector, wherein the second light guide comprises a distal end having an exposed end surface that is configured to engage a portion of the body of the subject, and wherein the second light guide is configured to collect light directly from the body of the subject via the exposed end surface thereof and deliver collected light to the at least one optical detector.

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