|23||Canine Insulin Delivery System
|Adam Newhouse, Dillon Hammond (arn2, dillonh2)
It is difficult and inconvenient to manage the regular infusion of insulin in a dog with diabetes. Diabetic dogs require insulin shots every time they have a meal. This is often twice a day. It requires measuring insulin into a syringe, injecting, and disposing of sharps. This is a wasteful process that is also very time intensive. Additionally, the dog may not respond well to needles.
Our solution is a system composed of software and hardware. The hardware component is a wearable insulin pump. This pump connects to an accompanying smartphone app over Bluetooth which allows the owner to dispense insulin doses when desired. The device will also be battery powered and will be charged whenever the insulin reservoir is refilled. The app will track feedings, insulin infusions and any discrete blood glucose measurements. Based on glucose measurements, the insulin dose will be adjusted and tracked over time.
Will connect to pump over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
View pump battery level
Track changes in blood glucose levels (inputted by user)
Track feedings and infusions
Delivery push notifications when dose/feeding is due
Will export the data for vet usage
Mobile App Backend
Database that will securely store user data
Google Firebase or a similar technology
Canine insulin pump hardware
Reliably and accurately dispense insulin
Rechargeable battery will last at least one week
Battery protection and charging circuitry
Low power ARM microcontroller manages device functionality
Connect to smartphone using BLE
Small enough to fit on a medium sized dog’s collar
Criterion for Success
All of the functionality for each solution component in the previous section works as described. Demonstrate that the correct amount of liquid can be dispensed, as commanded by the Android app.