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Home > Avoid the Needle with Spectroscopy

Avoid the Needle with Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy and Health Indicators - Figure 1 -- skin reflectance setup

Painless Health Monitoring


We measured tissue reflectance from the neck and forearm of individuals with varying skin tones to show how spectroscopy can be used for painless health monitoring. The reflection differences we measured for varying skin pigmentation are similar to the changes in reflectance that would be observed with more serious tissue changes like skin cancer or other health issues.

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Measure Tissue Reflectance in Your Lab

Why Modular Spectroscopy

  • Spectrometer – 
    Flame-S-VIS-NIR with range 350-1000 nm
  • Light Source – 
    HL-2000-HP-FHSA with filter holder and shutter
  • Reflectance Probe – 
  • Probe Holder – 
    RPH-1 positions reflection probe at 45° and 90° to flat surface
  • Reflectance Standard – 
    WS-1 diffuse standard for reflectance measurements

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Reflectance Setup

    • Take the measurement to the sample 
    • Interchangeable components maximize flexibility
    • One instrument for many measurement techniques
    • Do more with less time and money