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dc.contributor.advisorMintchev, Martin
dc.contributor.advisorYadid-Pecht, Orly
dc.contributor.authorBerka, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T18:21:13Z
dc.date.available2017-10-03T18:21:13Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2017en
dc.identifier.citationBerka, M. (2017). Electromechanical Shape Memory Alloy Actuators for Blood Extraction (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25862en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/4199
dc.description.abstractThis thesis concerns the design, prototyping and testing of a series of compact electromechanical actuators for drawing capillary blood for analysis by the e-Mosquito wearable, autonomous glucose monitoring system for diabetes. All the designs used contracting shape memory alloy wires, fixed geometry and millimetre-scale moving parts, primarily to extend a disposable lancet needle from the device and into the skin. The lancet was to enter the skin at an acute angle that increased to 90° at full extension, with the goal of increasing blood flow. Attention was paid to isolation and replaceability of external parts, improving manufacturability and increasing actuator power. Satisfactory control and extension of the lancet along the intended path were achieved, leading to the conclusion that the increased elastic response of skin makes angled needle insertion impractical and to the investigation of other techniques for blood sampling with autonomous devices.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectMedicine and Surgery
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectEngineering--Biomedical
dc.subjectEngineering--Electronics and Electrical
dc.subjectEngineering--Mechanical
dc.subject.otherelectromechanical actuators
dc.subject.otherblood sampling
dc.subject.otherdiabetes
dc.subject.othernitinol
dc.subject.otherskin lancing
dc.subject.otherneedles
dc.subject.otherglucose monitoring
dc.subject.otherShape Memory Alloy
dc.subject.otherwearable
dc.subject.otherrapid prototyping
dc.subject.otherdesign
dc.titleElectromechanical Shape Memory Alloy Actuators for Blood Extraction
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/25862
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid6117
dc.contributor.committeememberMaundy, Brent
dc.contributor.committeememberDalton, Colin
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.