Faculty Advisor

Kohles, Sean S.

Faculty Advisor

Mendelson, Yitzhak


The goal of this project was to design and construct a deformable vascular tissue model, such as can be used in place of a human finger in a pulse oximeter, to test conditions otherwise physically and ethically restricted. This was achieved with a silicone and latex tissue analog surrounding a microsphere matrix mimicking a capillary bed and a silicone inner core mimicking the viscera. Preliminary pulse oximeter data from the constructed model correlated well with actual saturation levels with a r?=0.98.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000


Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Program

Biomedical Engineering