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Computer simulation of needle venepuncture for the development of automatic blood sampling systems

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2 Author(s)
Saito, H. ; Inst. for Biomaterials & Bioeng., Tokyo Med. & Dental Univ., Chiyoda, Japan ; Togawa, T.

To achieve automatic needle puncturing for automatic blood sampling, we studied peak waveforms of the puncture forces developed during penetration of a blood vessel. Computer simulations of controlled needle puncture were performed using data from experiments on puncturing a rabbit's ear vein. Reproducible results of successive puncturing suggested that this simulation could be applied to the control of needles used for automatic blood sampling.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2001. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE  (Volume:4 )

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