P10044: Smart Lap Band Phase 3
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Background: The 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 (laparoscopy) and the silicone gastric band placed around the top of the upper part of their 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 Statement: The patient's weight loss management process requires periodic adjustment which requires an office visit and is both uncomfortable and somewhat painful for the patient. This periodic adjustment is performed by a medical doctor to add or remove saline solution via an intravenous injection near the abdominal area. 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. P09042 LapBand Test Stand and P09043 Fluid Smart LapBand were develop last year. Their design includes synthetic upper stomach material to simulate stomach tissue characteristics, Lap-Band parameter ranges, pump design and basic electronics controls.

Team Members

Name Department Role

Gabrielle Bartlett

Oyuna Myagmar

Albert Sze

Joesph Sisson

Yonathan Tulu

Adam Clark

Jimmy Mounnarat

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Project Manager

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Lead Electrical Engineer

Contributing Engineer

Contributing Engineer

Contributing Engineer

Contributing Engineer

Adminstrative Information

Current Pump System

Current Pump System

Project Name
Smart Lap Band Phase III
Project Number
P10044
Project Family
Assistive Devices
Track
Biomedical Systems & Technologies
Start Term
2009-2
End Term
2009-3
Faculty Guide
Prof. Slack (EE)
Faculty Consultant
TBD (ME)
Primary Customer
Christine Scheible, QUANTUM Technology Associates, Inc.,
Scientific Minds Developing Innovative Software Solutions
7647 Main Street Fishers
Victor, NY 14564
Office - (585)924-4240 x7011
Cell - (585)749-5176
Fax - (585) 486-1990
cscheible@QuantumToday.com
www.QuantumToday.com
LAP-BAND Information
Project Readiness Package
LAP-BAND Information

Senior Design 1 Material

Senior Design 2 Material