first test run - drawing blood :-)

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Automated intravenous medication and blood sampling

MyrijamMyrijam 08/21/2014 at 18:511 Comment

I just finished my first test run... I glued the needle to the pickup and started a small Arduino sketch to drive the stepper...

But my "responsible parents" did'nt allow me to test this on myself :-(    ...  so I had to take my father's arm instead :-)

You can watch the video here:

At the end you can see the red blood inside the flexible tube... Here's a picture of it as well...


PointyOintment wrote 08/24/2014 at 07:45 point
Fantastic! It looks like the needle might have gone too far, and gone out the other side of the blood vessel (because the blood stopped flowing), but that's not bad for a prototype.

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