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Application of structural health monitoring technologies to bio-systems: Current status and path forward
Bhalla S., Srivastava S., Suresh R., , Kaur N., Gupta A.
Published in SPIE
Volume: 9438
This paper presents a case for extension of structural health monitoring (SHM) technologies to offer solutions for biomedical problems. SHM research has made remarkable progreß during the last two/ three decades. These technologies are now being extended for poßible applications in the bio-medical field. Especially, smart materials, such as piezo-electric ceramic (PZT) patches and fibre-Bragg grating (FBG) sensors, offer a new set of poßibilities to the bio-medical community to augment their conventional set of sensors, tools and equipment. The paper presents some of the recent extensions of SHM, such as condition monitoring of bones, monitoring of dental implant post surgery and foot preßure measurement. Latest developments, such as non-bonded configuration of PZT patches for monitoring bones and poßible applications in osteoporosis detection, are also discußed. In eßence, there is a whole new gamut of new poßibilities for SHM technologies making their foray into the bio-medical sector. © 2015 SPIE.
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