First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Keerthi KonganiFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Designing a Cost Effective Insulin Pump in Conjunction with an Artificial Pancreas System (APS)

Mentor/s

Dr. Tolga Kaya Mrs. Catherine Piscitelli

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

Today in America more than 3.7 million people suffer from some form of diabetes or prediabetes and this number is steadily rising. Today’s insulin pumps are very expensive ranging from 4,000 dollars to 9000 dollars not to mention that they have to be replaced every 3-4 years. Additionally many have to manually adjust their insulin levels whether it is with an insulin pump or with an insulin injection. Recently users have found a way to modify a select number of insulin pumps to act as an artificial pancreas which automatically adjusts insulin levels. Being that this is a “home hack” it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally the insulin pumps are considered old technology and many are used past their expiration date. People still have to manually give themselves insulin after meals. Users who use the hack system also face the problem of fixing decoding errors. The company Medtronic made an insulin pump that was similar to the modify system except it costs 7,000 dollars for one pump. My goal is to design a cost effective insulin pump in conjunction with an artificial pancreas system that is cost effective with a budget under 100 dollars. Additionally, I would like to make this pump as customizable as possible for the user. In order to build the artificial pancreas system I will need a Raspberry pi, a rechargeable battery, continuous glucose monitor, a carelink USB and a custom built Insulin Pump. The prototype will be tested with different case scenarios. The blood glucose levels and the insulin will be graphed as a line graph. This prototype will be deemed a success once the insulin pump and artificial pancreas system continues constantly as well as delivers the insulin at the correct times when needed. More research needs to be conducted in order to test this system without a person. I will be building the prototype while my mentor will be helping with the computer science aspect and testing procedures. In the future if this prototype were to work it will be cost effective, meaning that people can buy it. Additionally, the pump would be user friendly and have a closed system that will create an artificial insulin pump. Furthermore users will not have to constantly check their blood glucose levels throughout the night and day.

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Other

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Keerthi Kongani is a junior at Amity Regional High School and will graduate in 2021.

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Designing a Cost Effective Insulin Pump in Conjunction with an Artificial Pancreas System (APS)

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Today in America more than 3.7 million people suffer from some form of diabetes or prediabetes and this number is steadily rising. Today’s insulin pumps are very expensive ranging from 4,000 dollars to 9000 dollars not to mention that they have to be replaced every 3-4 years. Additionally many have to manually adjust their insulin levels whether it is with an insulin pump or with an insulin injection. Recently users have found a way to modify a select number of insulin pumps to act as an artificial pancreas which automatically adjusts insulin levels. Being that this is a “home hack” it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally the insulin pumps are considered old technology and many are used past their expiration date. People still have to manually give themselves insulin after meals. Users who use the hack system also face the problem of fixing decoding errors. The company Medtronic made an insulin pump that was similar to the modify system except it costs 7,000 dollars for one pump. My goal is to design a cost effective insulin pump in conjunction with an artificial pancreas system that is cost effective with a budget under 100 dollars. Additionally, I would like to make this pump as customizable as possible for the user. In order to build the artificial pancreas system I will need a Raspberry pi, a rechargeable battery, continuous glucose monitor, a carelink USB and a custom built Insulin Pump. The prototype will be tested with different case scenarios. The blood glucose levels and the insulin will be graphed as a line graph. This prototype will be deemed a success once the insulin pump and artificial pancreas system continues constantly as well as delivers the insulin at the correct times when needed. More research needs to be conducted in order to test this system without a person. I will be building the prototype while my mentor will be helping with the computer science aspect and testing procedures. In the future if this prototype were to work it will be cost effective, meaning that people can buy it. Additionally, the pump would be user friendly and have a closed system that will create an artificial insulin pump. Furthermore users will not have to constantly check their blood glucose levels throughout the night and day.