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Type: Conference paper
Title: Design and construction of a micropump for drug delivery applications
Author: Kouzani, A.
Ivankovic, M.
Fielding, M.
Kaynak, A.
Yang, C.
Duan, W.
Hu, E.
Citation: Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering / Yan Li, Jiajia Yang, Peng Wen, Jinglong Wu (eds.): pp. 182-187
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781424468423
Conference Name: IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (2010 : Gold Coast, Australia)
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Abbas Z. Kouzani, Mile Ivankovic, Michael Fielding, Akif Kaynak, Chunhui Yang, Wei Duan, Eric J. Hu
Abstract: This paper presents design, construction, and evaluation of a micropump for drug delivery applications. The proposed micropump consists of three components: fluidics, electronics, and software. The fluidics component includes a silicone elastic diaphragm, a microservo, housing and two check valves. The diaphragm is modeled and simulated to establish its geometrical specifications. The housing is built using a rapid prototype machine. The electronics component consists of a microcontroller, a microswitch array, a simple display and a power unit. The software component is written in C and receives inputs from user, controls the microservo speed and displays the programmed speed. A number of experiments are conducted to evaluate the performance and capabilities of the micropump. The experiments focus on measurement of flow rate, dosage and duration of operation. A discussion of the performance and capabilities of the developed micropump is also given.
Rights: (c)2010 IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/ICCME.2010.5558848
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