Application of Radio Frequency Microwave Technique for Glucose Detection

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  • 김태우 (한양사이버대학교 정보통신학과) ;
  • 박병수 (상명대학교 컴퓨터시스템공학과) ;
  • 조동욱 (충북과학대학 정보통신과학과) ;
  • 한길성 (서원대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 조태경 (상명대학교 정보통신공학과)
  • Published : 2004.12.01


Radio frequency (RF) microwave can be used to predict glucose concentration in a sample. This paper presents preliminary results in determining the concentration by measuring relative permittivity in the solutions of distilled water, saline, human serum, and human blood containing glucose. It was shown that the microwave method has larger penetration depth of about 100times of NIR, than NIR technique in measuring glucose concentration for the tissue like a human muscle. The larger penetration depth of the method has advantages because it is more useful to detect glucose in a human body non-invasively. In the experiments, sensitivity for detecting glucose concentration in blood solutions was almost 57mg/dl at the frequency of approximately 5.8GHz.