Semen quality detection using time of flight and acoustic wave sensors

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Newton, MI ; Evans, CR ; Simons, JJ ; Hughes, DC (2007)

We report a real-time technique for assessing the number of motile sperm in a semen sample. The time of flight technique uses a flow channel with detection at the end of the channel using quartz crystal microbalances. Data presented suggests that a simple rigid mass model may be used in interpreting the change in resonant frequency using an effective mass for the sperm.
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