Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A Wrist Watch Insulin Pump

Here is a pretty interesting idea. A German student has developed this thin wrist mounted device that monitors and delivers insulin for type I diabetics. Although small it contains enough insulin for 2-3 weeks for most patients.

What really makes this a great device is that is uses piezo-electric technology developed to power satellites. Without going into great detail, the device uses the motion of the wearer to perpetually power the device. Amazing!

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