• wherein
  • 8. The hypovolemia monitoring method according to claim 7 wherein said providing step comprises the substep of displaying at least one of a percentage of normal total blood volume and a percentage of total blood volume loss based upon said numeric value. (google.es)
  • 2. A method of claim 1, wherein the plurality of red blood cell constituents comprise all hemoglobins and cellular bodies. (google.ca)
  • 3. A method of claim 1, wherein the mathematical model is determined prior to irradiating the blood. (google.ca)
  • 5. A method of claim 1, wherein the mathematical model comprises a non-linear mathematical equation relating hematocrit to the reflectivity of the plurality of red blood cell constituents. (google.ca)
  • 7. A method of claim 1, wherein the plurality of red blood cell constituents are contained in an extracted blood sample from which the mathematical model is constructed. (google.ca)
  • 10. A method of claim 1, wherein the blood is irradiated in vivo. (google.ca)
  • 12. A method of claim 1, wherein the optical spectrum is produced by collecting radiation over the range of wavelengths reflected from a plurality of red blood cell constituents. (google.ca)
  • 15. A method of claim 1, wherein the processing includes comparing the optical spectrum with the mathematical model to determine blood hematocrit. (google.ca)