Abstract: A system and method for using near-infrared or short-wave infrared (SWIR) light sources for identification of counterfeit drugs may perform spectroscopy using a super-continuum laser to provide detection in a non-contact and non-destructive manner at stand-off or remote distances with minimal sample preparation. Also, near-infrared or SWIR light may penetrate through plastic containers and packaging, permitting on-line inspection and rapid scanning. The near-infrared or SWIR spectroscopy may also be used to detect illicit drugs and their chemical composition. Moreover, the spectroscopic techniques may also be applied to quality assessment and control in pharmaceutical manufacturing, thus permitting the implementation of smart manufacturing with feedback control. Fiber super-continuum lasers may emit light in the near-infrared or SWIR between approximately 1.4-1.8 microns, 2-2.5 microns, 1.4-2.4 microns, 1-1.8 microns.
Abstract: A diagnostic system includes sensors with at least one being a diagnostic device comprising one or more solid state light sources used in a differential measurement. A software application capable of generating physiological information based on the sensors is operable on a control system adapted to receive, store and process the physiological information. The control system includes a touch-screen, circuitry for obtaining position information from a location sensor, and a wireless transceiver to transmit wireless data including the physiological information over a wireless link and is further capable of receiving voice and manually entered input signals. A host includes a digital file for receiving and storing the wireless data, control logic to process the wireless data to generate a status of the user, memory for recording the status, and an output for communicating the status over a communication link to display output devices located remotely from the host.
Abstract: A medical diagnostic system and method include a software application capable of generating medical data representing patient physiological information based on input signals received directly from one or more sensors. The application is capable of operating on a controller adapted to receive, store, and process the physiological information and may include a touch-screen, one or more auxiliary input devices, circuitry for obtaining position information from a location sensor, and a wireless transceiver to transmit data that may include patient physiological information over a wireless link. The controller may be capable of receiving voice input signals and manually entered input signals. A host may include a digital file for receiving and storing the wireless data, control logic to process the wireless data to generate a medical status of the patient, and a memory storage device for recording the medical status.
Abstract: An optical system for use in a spectroscopy procedure includes one or more semiconductor diodes configured to generate an input signal beam with a wavelength shorter than 2.5 microns that is amplified and communicated through optical fiber(s) to a nonlinear element configured to broaden the spectral width to at least 50 nm through a nonlinear effect. A subsystem includes lenses or mirrors to deliver an output beam having a broadened spectrum selected to obtain a desired penetration depth and substantially minimize water absorption with a temporal duration greater than about 30 picoseconds to a sample to perform spectroscopy to characterize the sample. The output beam may have a repetition rate between continuous wave and one Megahertz or higher with a time averaged output power of 20 mW or more and a time averaged intensity of less than approximately 50 MW/cm2.