MEMS Based Blood Plasma Viscosity Sensor Without Electrical Connections

Cakmak O., Ermek E., Urey H., Yaralioglu G. G. , Kilinc N.

12th IEEE Sensors Conference, Maryland, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 3 - 06 Kasım 2013, ss.853-856 identifier identifier

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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/icsens.2013.6688342
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Maryland
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.853-856


A MEMS based viscometer is reported. The device has a disposable cartridge and a reader. The cartridge contains microfluidic channels and a MEMS cantilever sensor. The reader contains the actuator and the readout optics and electronics. A unique feature of the system is that both the actuation and the sensing are remote; therefore, no electrical connections are required between the reader and the cartridge. The reported sensor is capable of measuring viscosity with better than 0.01 cP resolution in a range of 0.8 - 14.1 cP, with less than 50 mu l sample requirement. This range and sensitivity are sufficient for blood plasma viscosity measurements, which are in between 1.1-1.3 cP for healthy individuals and can be elevated to 3cP in certain diseases[1]