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Development of PACS Digital Pump and implications for other industries
Author(s): M. Banister; S. Vohnout; D. Kenman
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the development and system integration of the Pulse Activated Cell System (PACS) Digital Pump technology using 2 types of electro-activated polymer (EAP) actuators. This is a platform specifically developed for the integration of sensor feedback loops to create an autonomous fluidic monitoring, reaction and delivery system. Initial, proof of concept, performance testing results are discussed as well as development for a medical drug delivery device and higher volume infusion therapy device. Uses and applications of the technology in other industries is considered as the PAC System provides a new ability to pump single or multiple fluid flows in a single pump that is programmable with the ability to vary direction, pressure and flow rates. The result is digital control of fluidic delivery, testing and mixing in application scaleable product packages. This technology will lead to new low cost yet sophisticated fluidic processing products and devices for many industries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6527, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2007, 65270N (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715781
Show Author Affiliations
M. Banister, Medipacs, LLC (United States)
S. Vohnout, Medipacs, LLC (United States)
D. Kenman, Tucson Embedded Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6527:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2007
L. Porter Davis; B. K. Henderson; M. Brett McMickell, Editor(s)

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