Pulse Oximeter Lab Report

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A.Shravya (M.Tech-VLSI), Dr. G. V. MAHALAXMI (Professor,Dept. of ECE) ,
Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Yamnampet, Ghatkesar, R.R Dist-501 301.


Pulse oximetry has become a standard procedure for the measurement of blood-oxygen saturation in hospitals, clinics, etc. Pulse oximeter can directly detect hypoxemia, deficiency of oxygen saturation in the arterial blood. Early detection of hypoxemia can reduce the gas poisoning by CO2 or CO, tissue damage, etc. Thus, the oxygen saturation of the blood can quickly and accurately be monitored non-invasively using pulse oximeter. Pulse oximeter works on the principal of absorption and reflectance/transmittance of light by multiple components like skin, muscle and blood vessel. Absorption due to
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They are sometimes called photovoltaic cells because they use sunlight ("photo" comes from the Greek word for light) to make electricity (the word "voltaic" is a reference to electricity pioneer Alessandro Volta).

Principle of Power Generation:

The principle of power generation behind the solar cells consists of the utilization of the photovoltaic effect of semiconductors. When such a cell is exposed to light, electron-hole pairs are generated in proportion to the intensity of the light. Solar cells are made by bonding together p-type and n-type semi- conductors.
The negatively charged electrons move to the n-type semi- conductor while the positively charged holes move to the p-type semiconductor. They collect at both electrodes to form a potential. When the two electrodes are connected by a wire, a current flows and the electric power thus generated can be transferred to an outside application.

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