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Development of portable health monitoring system for automatic self-blood glucose measurement
Author(s): Huijun Kim; Yoshihumi Mizuno; Eiji Nakamachi; Yusuke Morita
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Paper Abstract

In this study, a new HMS (Health Monitoring System) device is developed for diabetic patient. This device mainly consists of I) 3D blood vessel searching unit and II) automatic blood glucose measurement (ABGM) unit. This device has features such as 1)3D blood vessel location search 2) laptop type, 3) puncturing a blood vessel by using a minimally invasive micro-needle, 4) very little blood sampling (10μl), and 5) automatic blood extraction and blood glucose measurement. In this study, ABGM unit is described in detail. It employs a syringe type's blood extraction mechanism because of its high accuracy. And it consists of the syringe component and the driving component. The syringe component consists of a syringe itself, a piston, a magnet, a ratchet and a micro-needle whose inner diameter is about 80μm. And the syringe component is disposable. The driving component consists of body parts, a linear stepping motor, a glucose enzyme sensor and a slider for accurate positioning control. The driving component has the all-in-one mechanism with a glucose enzyme sensor for compact size and stable blood transfer. On designing, required thrust force to drive the slider is designed to be greater than the value of the blood extraction force. Further, only one linear stepping motor is employed for blood extraction and transportation processes. The experimental result showed more than 80% of volume ratio under the piston speed 2.4mm/s. Further, the blood glucose was measured successfully by using the prototype unit. Finally, the availability of our ABGM unit was confirmed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7556, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies III, 75560Y (27 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841522
Show Author Affiliations
Huijun Kim, Doshisha Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihumi Mizuno, Doshisha Univ. (Japan)
Eiji Nakamachi, Doshisha Univ. (Japan)
Yusuke Morita, Doshisha Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7556:
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies III
Ramesh Raghavachari; Rongguang Liang, Editor(s)

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