This fiber optic sensor developed by a team of researchers from King's College London and the University of Oxford is capable of measuring blood oxygen levels from a person's breath. This provides doctors with faster and more accurate alerts regarding fluctuating levels of arterial oxygen and could result in customized lung care for those dealing with both chronic health issues and those facing emergency situations.
The new medical technology suggests that "sick patients experiencing significant changes in levels of oxygen will be able to receive ventilation tailored specifically to their condition, personal metabolic rate and lung volume" according to SpringWise. The fiber optic sensor is also an example of how technology can enable and improve predictive health care and increase safety overall.
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