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Development of an Automatic Blood Aspiration Device for Periodic Measurement of Blood Glucose Level1

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Fang Ming Lim, Andi S. Putra, Jo Ern Yeoh

Design-Centric Programme (DCP),
Faculty of Engineering,
National University of Singapore,
117576, Singapore

Laird A. Winata, Kok Kiong Tan

Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering (ECE),
Faculty of Engineering,
National University of Singapore,
117583, Singapore

Sophia T. H. Chew

Singapore General Hospital (SGH),
169608, Singapore

Lian Kah Ti

National University Hospital (NUH),
119074, Singapore

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020932 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1125; doi: 10.1115/1.4030143 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Fig. 4

Experimental setup

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Fig. 3

Control of blood aspiration parameters

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Fig. 2

Schematic of the overall system—blood flows from the three-way tap on the patient through the system and is dispensed onto an Accu-Chek® glucose test strip. The user is able to adjust the blood aspiration parameters via the user input and display.

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Layout of the automatic blood aspiration device



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