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In this study, a new portable type Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose (SMBG) device, which is driven automatically from the blood sampling to the blood glucose measurement, is developed to establish the point-of-care technology in the ubiquitous medical care. It aims to overcome human errors due to the complicated manual operation of commercial SMBG devices. In this study, I mainly discuss the development of automatic operated blood sampling system. This system consists of Three Dimensional Blood Bessel Search (3D BVS) unit employing Near-Infrared Light (NIR) imaging and the stereo method, and automatic blood collection and transportation system. A prototype of the blood sampling system was examined its performance and confirmed the high accuracy in 1) blood vessel search, 2) punctuation and blood suction, and 3) transportation.
Date of Conference: Aug. 31 2010-Sept. 4 2010