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A Faster and More Secure Human Blood Type Determining Product—Concept Design

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Karolina Bezerra

MEtRICs Research Centre,
Mechanical Engineering Department,
University of Minho,
Campus of Azurém,
Guimarães 4800-058, Portugal
e-mail: karolceli@dem.uminho.pt

Vítor Carvalho

ALGORITMI Research Centre,
Technology School,
Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave,
Campus of IPCA,
Barcelos 4750-810, Portugal
e-mail: vcarvalho@ipca.pt

Demétrio Matos

Design School,
Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave,
Campus of IPCA,
Barcelos 4750-810, Portugal
e-mail: dmatos@ipca.pt

José Machado

MEtRICs Research Centre,
Mechanical Engineering Department,
University of Minho,
Campus of Azurém,
Guimarães 4800-058, Portugal
e-mail: jmachado@dem.uminho.pt

Filomena Soares

ALGORITMI Research Centre,
Industrial Electronics Department,
University of Minho,
Campus of Azurém,
Guimarães 4800-058, Portugal
e-mail: fsoares@dei.uminho.pt

Ana Ferraz

ALGORITMI Research Centre,
Industrial Electronics Department,
University of Minho,
Campus of Azurém,
Guimarães 4800-058, Portugal
e-mail: aps_ferraz@hotmail.com

Manuscript received October 25, 2015; final manuscript received May 11, 2016; published online September 14, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Rafael V. Davalos.

J. Med. Devices 10(4), 044510 (Sep 14, 2016) (5 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1283; doi: 10.1115/1.4033877 History: Received October 25, 2015; Revised May 11, 2016

This paper is focused on the design of a portable and semi-automatic product that allows human blood typing in a short time interval. To solve the technical and mechanical issues, innovative technologies in the areas of industrial design, electronics, and mechanical engineering were incorporated. Thus, we have developed a mechanical system that performs a fast and secure mixing of samples based on the manual plate test. This product concept aims to determinate human blood type in less than 5 min using image-processing algorithms into the mechatronic system. It incorporates formal harmonic aspects as well as some important features, such as ergonomics, portability, safety, security, simple maintenance, and easy to use.

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Blood type determination product (SolidWorks program)

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Mechanical part of the system (3D CAD model)

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Angulation limit when in use (3D CAD model)

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Palette in use, with blood (3D CAD model)

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Rotational system composed of two bars (3D CAD model)

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Mechanical restriction for coupling plates with other parts of the mechanical system (3D CAD model)

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Physical limitation of the rotation of the bars

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Angular velocity of the mechanical system

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Acceleration of the mechanical system

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Image-processing techniques [35]

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