Debiotech of Lausanne, Switzerland is bringing to the worldwide market its JewelPUMP insulin delivery device. The JewelPUMP carries 500 Units of insulin, providing a week’s worth use without having to change the pump (you’ll still have to replace the cannula patch every three days).
To program the electronic patch, Debiotech developed their own Android powered phone, the JewelCOM, that features an integrated blood glucose meter. It uses dedicated SIM card security to communicate with the JewelPUMP, making it according to the company “the
most secure remotely controlled medical device ever conceived.” If you do misplace your phone, though, there are a couple buttons on the pump itself that you can use to deliver a bolus. Once you find the phone and it’s back within range of the pump, it will reprogram the delivery dosage as needed.
More from Severin Leven, PhD, lead of the JewelPUMP electronics team:
The communication between the JewelPUMP and the JewelCOM is using the new Bluetooth low energy mode and, thanks to the MEMS pump-chip, the JewelPUMP can operate for 7 days on a single green battery (mercury and lithium free). We have even incorporated a temperature sensor into the JewelPUMP to inform the patient in case the insulin would be over-exposed to heat. Last but not least, we have added a sensor to automatically detect any disconnection of the JewelPUMP from the cannula patch to automatically suspend the insulin delivery until it is reattached.
Source: Med Gadget