Mobile infusion pump

The Infusion Pump concept was developed as part of an Mdes Product Design degree by Research Assistant Rebecca Partridge.

Syringe pumps are used to deliver continuous infusions of medicines and are frequently used in the management of disease symptoms and side effects such as pain, nausea and vomiting. The original Syringe pump was developed over 30 years ago and this concept was developed in direct response to problems with current models particularly in the areas of portability, set up and safety. Research suggests that they are stigmatising and limiting to a patients quality of life due in part to their size and how they are carried.

The concept aims to encourage patient mobility, confidence and independence. It is a small, hand held device which fits within a pocket or a bag, allowing patients to live as normal a life as possible for as long as possible.

We are currently in the process of applying for funding to evaluate and develop the concept with patients based within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

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