The Infusion Reminder has the ability to scan the barcode that contains the package’s weight information, and detect the amount of remaining infusion liquid by its weight. It will notify the nurse when the infusion liquid is running out.
During an infusion, it is difficult for the nurse or the patient to monitor the infusion progress. The Infusion Reminder is a product designed to notify nurses when the infusion is running out. It combines the functions of a barcode scanner and a steelyard balance.
When the patient starts an infusion, the nurse will use the device to scan the barcode sticker on the infusion package. This enables the device to register the original manufactured weight of the empty package. After retrieving the package’s weight information, the nurse will start the infusion process with the total current weight and the empty package’s weight displayed on the device.
As the total weight starts to close in on the empty package’s weight, the device will send out a notification to remind the nurse to change the medication, or to finish up the infusion process without disturbing the patient.
East China University of Science and Technology, China
Faculty Advisors: Prof. Cheng Jianxin, Prof. Chen Hong
Design: Ma Chong, Li Jin, Liu Miao