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Bile pigments detection via IR sensor

Baharuddin, Hafizon and Sulong, Muhammad Suhaimi and Joret, Ariffuddin and Ab Rahman, Tasiransurini and Ismail, Nurulhuda (2010) Bile pigments detection via IR sensor. In: 3rd Engineering Conference on Advancement in Mechanical and Manufacturing for Sustainable Environment 2010, 14-16 April 2010, Kuching, Sarawak.


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Since the jaundice disease first detected, there were increases in percentage every year with newborn babies usually on the second and third day. This disease caused by the abnormal bilirubin level in the blood. Jaundice is a condition in which a person's skin and the whites of the eyes are discolored yellow due to an increased level of bile pigments in the blood resulting from liver disease. Therefore,it is essential to detect this disease earlier to avoid more chronic disease in future. There are many ways to detect the jaundice that include one of the newborn screening (NBS) test which are by see the physical of baby and by measure the bilirubin level in baby’s blood. This paper presents a portable and economical bilirubin meter that successfully measure the bile pigments level via IR sensor. By using PIC microcontroller, the system effectively detects three conditions which are normal, mild and critical jaundice. The complete system is described and several methods including the best treatment are also outlined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bilirubin meter; newborn screening; IR sensor; PIC microcontroller
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 08:00
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:57
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3302
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