Comet sensor holder

A great innovation is born, but something is missing to get the most optimal results with the innovation. For that you need an accessory that is specifically made for a synergy with the product. Placing medical sensors on the body is not as easy as it seems. Covering light, protection against external forces, easy placement on the body. The Comet sensor holder takes all the functionality of the Comet sensor and ensures that the most optimal results are achieved for the measurement.

The company: Photonics Healthcare

Photonics healthcare is a prominent player in the field of oxygen measurements in the blood with a very high accuracy. They did this by developing the Comet. This measuring system ensures that oxygen can be measured in all parts of the body by means of a non-invasive technique. In order to get a good measurement with the Comet, there are a number of factors that influence, for which a product has been developed.

The product: Comet sensor holder

The Comet sensor holder is the result of extensive testing methods combined with a production technique that can be used on a small scale. Over 30 different versions of the sensor holder have resulted in an accurate, biocompatible and MDR compliant product during the process.

The sensor holder is made of a special kind of plastic that works well in combination with sticking to human skin. The product is made with a 3d printer where the settings are very closely adjusted. In this way a constant quality can be delivered, so that the use of the product can be guaranteed.

The geometry can be directly related to the intended use, whereby placement, pressure, incidence of light and any external forces are minimized or can lead to intended rupture.

Photonics Healthcare and R2Pro

After devising the sensor and doing more than 30 tests, Photonics Health Care needed an MDR certified product for hospital use. This complete process was developed from start to finish in collaboration with Photonics healthcare and hospital professionals. The following aspects were discussed during this project:

  • Mechanical design
  • User Research
  • Regulatory examination
  • Prototyping
  • industrial design
  • Production


Photonics Healthcare




Design, Mechanical, New