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Design, Fabrication, and Testing of an Internet Connected Intravenous Drip Monitoring Device

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Department of Microsystems Engineering—IMTEK, University of Freiburg, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
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Department of Informatik (INFOTECH), University of Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Amazon Web Services, Dublin 18, Ireland
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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2019, 8(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan8010002
Received: 21 November 2018 / Revised: 10 December 2018 / Accepted: 27 December 2018 / Published: 28 December 2018
This paper proposes a monitoring system retro-fittable for existing Intravenous (IV) infusion setup. Traditionally, doctors and nurses use their experience to estimate the time required by an IV bottle to empty which makes the IV therapy vulnerable to human error. The current study proposes an internet connected monitoring platform for IV drip chambers. The device enables doctors and nursing staff to monitor the drip parameters wirelessly while emphasizing on low costs and high degree of reliability. It has two main units, namely chamber unit and pole unit. Chamber unit houses two types of sensors, optical based for drop detection and capacitive based for level detection, both of which are placed on the chamber unit. The pole unit majorly consists of a microcontroller and a GSM-based (Global System Mobile Communication) communication module. In addition, the device was tested along with various parameters like accuracy, readout stability, change in fluid used, changes in ambient conditions, end chamber conditions, optical unit malfunctions. Finally, the monitored data was securely and reliably transmitted to commercial cloud service using HTTP API calls (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) (Application Programming Interface). This data was stored and visualized for ease of readability for nurses and doctors. View Full-Text
Keywords: intravenous therapy; medical information systems; multi-sensor platform; chamber based Monitoring; internet of medical things intravenous therapy; medical information systems; multi-sensor platform; chamber based Monitoring; internet of medical things
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Sardana, P.; Kalra, M.; Sardana, A. Design, Fabrication, and Testing of an Internet Connected Intravenous Drip Monitoring Device. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2019, 8, 2.

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