Resources for Biomedical Engineering Device Design
F21 Project: Attent-IV
Angler Fish Wireless Remote Intravenous Pump Monitoring Device
The Attent-IV AnglerFish wireless remote monitoring system on a BD Alaris IV pump.
Nurses can visit three to seven intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms each day, where they must check the status of intravenous pumps, to monitor medicinal dosage and pump errors. On top of their already intense workload, due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting PPE shortages, it has become crucial for essential workers such as nurses to reduce the frequency of entering ICU patient environments due to pathogen spread. Our solution is a wireless remote monitoring device so nurses can virtually access important pump information from anywhere, reducing unnecessary re-entry into ICU rooms and ultimately making their lives easier and safer.
The Attent-IV Angler Fish monitoring device is divided into two main components: the audio sensor and the camera. When a nurse leaves the room, they will simply press a button to activate our device. The camera will then extend outwards in front of the IV pump screen. This allows the camera to relay the information on the console screen in real time every 3 seconds. This information is then streamed to our external website to display the most recent data on a centralized device outside of the room. When the audio sensor picks up on the beeping noise of an IV pump alarm, it also sends an alert to the centralized monitoring system, prompting the nurse’s attention. Both components as well as the latency to display the information to the website have completed forms of testing to see if design inputs were met.
As we move forward with our endeavor to provide quality remote monitoring solutions, we hope to advance the Attent-IV Angler Fish monitor through further testing, miniaturization, and plans for manufacturing.