Contactless non-invasive imaging using a metamaterial array

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Applications: Medical diagnostics, 3D printing, Sensing equipment

Features Benefits
  • Improved defect localisation method in which spatial localisation is determined by using the time-domain reflectometry of magneto inductive waves.
  • Opens the possibility of real-time contactless monitoring of inhomogeneous conductive environments.
  • A metamaterial array detects conductivity distribution within the human body, enabling continuous dynamic monitoring of biological tissue.
  • Useful for monitoring ventilator-associated lung injuries in intensive care patients e.g. extravascular lung water, atelectasis and hyperinflation.
  • Could be arranged on a flexible substrate wrapped around a patient’s chest or placed in a mattress, allowing contactless lung monitoring at the patient’s bedside.
  • Beneficial for patients too sick for frequent transport and where affixing electrodes to the skin is impossible due to skin trauma or sweat.
  • Use of a post-processing method to filter and enhance the reflection pulse.
  • Capable of locating multiple defects.
  • Enables isolation of a reflection pulse and subsequent localisation of the defect, its characterisation and location.
  • Provides a method to map any electromagnetic property across a surface.
  • Can provide 3D tomographic images of 3D printed objects and materials as they are printed, providing material assessment and defect localisation.

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