Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing

, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp 628–631 | Cite as

Nasal airflow measurement using a compensated thermistor anemometer

Part 1 system description and qualitative analysis
  • S. S. Besar
  • S. W. Kelly
  • P. A. Greenhalgh
Technical Note

Keywords

Airflow Anemometer Cleft palate Instrumentation Nasality 

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© IFMBE 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Besar
    • 1
  • S. W. Kelly
    • 1
  • P. A. Greenhalgh
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical Electronics Research Group, Electronic Engineering LaboratoriesUniversity of Kent at CanterburyCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Optical Communication Research Group, Electronic Engineering LaboratoriesUniversity of Kent at CanterburyCanterburyUK

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