[Rapid measurement of water vapor partial pressure at the saturation point with a new hybrid humidity sensor]

Biomed Tech (Berl). 2000 Oct;45(10):288-92. doi: 10.1515/bmte.2000.45.10.288.
[Article in German]


A new hybrid humidity sensor comprising a conventional capacitance humidity sensor and a planar heating element is described. Owing to its short response time of only a few milliseconds, its great measuring accuracy, large measuring range, and simplicity in handling, the sensor is suitable for measuring water vapour partial pressure in gases with rapidly changing flow and direction, e.g. in ventilated patients in the fields of anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. The small dimensions permit measurements at almost any location within the ventilation system.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia
  • Critical Care
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Humidity*
  • Temperature
  • Ventilators, Mechanical*