A robotic system for blood sampling

Zivanovic, Aleksandar ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3354-754X and Davies, Brian L. (2000) A robotic system for blood sampling. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 4 (1) . pp. 8-14. ISSN 1089-7771 [Article] (doi:10.1109/4233.826854)


A robotic system to take blood samples autonomously from the forearm is presented, and preliminary results are discussed which demonstrate its feasibility. Force/position profiles, while pressing a flat-headed probe against the surface of the skin, enable the determination of a vein's location to within 1 mm on a phantom. When a needle is inserted, the characteristic force/position profile, on puncturing the vein wall, is distinctive enough to implement automatic needle withdrawal to prevent overshoot. Future developments of the project are presented that provide both an autonomous blood sampling robot and a force-feedback surgical trainer.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
ISI Impact: 18
Item ID: 7987
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Depositing User: Aleksandar Zivanovic
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2011 12:55
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:23
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/7987

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