Prospects of low-cost photometers for colorimetric serum iron concentration determination

Arthur Foo Yen Tan, Noor Azrina Talik, Boon Kar Yap, Prajindra Sankar Krishnan

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Abstract

Iron is an essential element in the body that could cause harm to the body if there is deficiency or overload. Iron deficiency is a widespread nutritional disorder that affects the lives of a huge amount of people in the world and could lead to anemia if left untreated. Meanwhile, iron overload could lead to liver, heart problems or even death. Iron status is commonly diagnosed using sophisticated instruments, which are bulky and expensive. The need for a low-cost and portable iron body reader arises, as there are no such commercially available devices for this specific purpose. The serum iron concentration can be measured via colorimetric method using photometers. The colorimeter is commonly used to correlate the light absorbance and the concentration. This paper reviews the published works on developments of low-cost photometers. The possibility of developing a low-cost and portable colorimeter, specifically for measurement of serum iron was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences - ICIBEL 2017 in conjunction with APCMBE 2017
EditorsJuliana Usman, Fatimah Ibrahim, Mohd Yazed Ahmad, Swe Jyan Teh, Norhamizan Hamzah
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages165-169
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789811075537
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018
Event2nd International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences, ICIBEL 2017, held in conjunction with the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, APCMBE 2017 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 10 Dec 201713 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume67
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

Other2nd International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences, ICIBEL 2017, held in conjunction with the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering, APCMBE 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period10/12/1713/12/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Tan, A. F. Y., Talik, N. A., Yap, B. K., & Krishnan, P. S. (2018). Prospects of low-cost photometers for colorimetric serum iron concentration determination. In J. Usman, F. Ibrahim, M. Y. Ahmad, S. J. Teh, & N. Hamzah (Eds.), 2nd International Conference for Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences - ICIBEL 2017 in conjunction with APCMBE 2017 (pp. 165-169). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 67). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7554-4_29