Fibre optic based sensor gets EN60601 medical approval

July 31, 2012 // By Julien Happich
A manufacturer of fibre optic sensing products, FBGS has gained EN60601 medical approval for its fibre optic interrogator FBG-Scan 804D.

The company is now authorized to supply a medical declaration of conformity for its instrument in medical applications when used in combination with a medically approved power supply. The instrument achieved the highest performance levels in all tests undertaken and we can also claim the highest immunity level at 10V/m, which is only normally required for life support equipment.

FBGS will market its strain and temperature measurement solutions into the medical industry, where miniature FBG based sensors are used for diagnostics and monitoring. This opens up potential for many innovative applications including a unique fibre optic catheter. This device, used by gastroenterologists use an array of fibre Bragg gratings to measure the complex muscular contractions that transport food through the digestive system”

The FBG-Scan 804D is a dynamic, high precision measurement device for use with Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors. The system can measure up to 4 optical channels with 40 FBG sensors per channel and all sensors can be monitored at a scan rate of 500Hz.

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