Project OverviewThe LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System (http://www.lapband.com/) is a gastric banding system that helps patients gradually lose and control their weight by reducing the amount of food their stomach can hold at one time. This device is in common use today. The name "LAP-BAND" comes from the minimally invasive surgical technique used (laparoscopy) and the silicone gastric band placed around the top of the upper part of your stomach. The LAP-BAND System controls food intake and supporting long term, sustainable weight loss. The LAP-BAND System uses soft, pre-curved, 360 degree inflation area. The 360 degree inflation area evenly distributes pressure for complete coverage of stomach anatomy. The LAP-BAND system also has a fill volume so the surgeon can adjust after installation.
Problem To Be Solved: The patient's weight loss management process requires periodic adjustment. This adjustment alters the LAP-BAND restriction size. That is, to increase this restriction, the patient will lose weight at a faster rate and vice versa. This periodic adjustment is performed by a medical doctor to add or remove saline solution via an intravenous injection near the abdominal area. This action requires an office visit and is both uncomfortable and somewhat painful for the patient.
This project has been dubbed the Smart-BAND since the goal is to control and adjust a LAP-BAND-like device without the need of invasive actions of intravenous injection that is performed today.
QUANTUM Technology Associates, Inc.
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|Brian Weber||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ilya Rivkin||Electrical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Michael Batyko||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Matrachisia||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Kevin Sando||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|P09042 Test Stand PRP rev 1||Research Documents|
|System Level Design||Detailed Design|
Guides and Programming
Material Selection (*.doc)
|Testing and Refinement||Presentations and Documentation|
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Concept Design Review Packet (SD I)
Detail Design Review Packet (SD I)
Final Project Review Presentation (SDII)(*.ppt)
Technical Paper (.doc)