Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak

Faculty Advisor

Shonat, Ross D.


Anesthesia is required during many research protocols that utilize the laboratory mouse. Pulse oximetry is a standard procedure in anesthesiology and widely used in humans. It is impractical to invasively monitor oxygen levels in the mouse, especially for prolonged surgical procedures surgical procedures under anesthesia. Therefore, non-invasively monitoring this blood-gas parameter in the mouse would greatly benefit biomedical research. It is the goal of this Major Qualifying Project to design a non-invasive pulse oximeter to measure SP0 in the mouse.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004


Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Program

Biomedical Engineering