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A Medical Device with a Communication Means to Warn a User at Risk of Overdosing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242497D
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

A medical device, such as a pen injector, may be provided that is capable of warning a user that the dose about to be injected is within a window of time of a prior dose administered thus posing an overdose risk.

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A Medical Device with a Communication Means to Warn a User at Risk of Overdosing.

A medical device, such as a pen injector, may be provided that is capable of warning a user that the dose about to be injected is within a window of time of a prior dose administered thus posing an overdose risk.  The user may be warned by the use of colored LED lights such as lights located on the dose knob of the pen injector.  The device may have a control system to detect and record the time that an injection was given.   An algorithm in the control system software may have predefined timing such as from 5 minutes to one hour, or any combination of minimum and maximum times, in which if another dose is set within the predefined time window, an LED, such as red, may be lit up to warn the user that the device has been recently dosed. (A green LED may also be provided to indicate a successful injection to a user.)

The system generally would work as follows:

·         The medical device may contain a control system which may detect and record the time that a dose was given. This may be accomplished in a number of ways, such as a switch being made due to interaction of parts at the completion of dose, or other means.

·         The control system stores this time information.

·         When the device is used to select a new dose for delivery, a second sensor in the device activates the control system which then compares the time of the last injection to the current time to calculate an elapsed time.   The cont...