Mobile Drug-Delivery for Ambient Assisted Living: Implantable and Extracorporeal Devices

Conference: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL - 1. Deutscher AAL-Kongress mit Ausstellung / Technologien - Anwendungen - Management
01/30/2008 - 02/01/2008 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: Ambient Assisted Living - AAL

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Haeberle, S.; Schumacher, A.; Gronmaier, R.; Goettsche, T.; Vosseler, M.; Kain, A.; Reiterer, M.; Hradetzky, D.; Messner, S.; Zengerle, R. (HSG-IMIT, Institute for Micro and Information Technology, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany)
Mueller, C. (Laboratory for Process Technology)
Zengerle, R. (Laboratory for MEMS Applications, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Germany)

Miniaturized smart drug delivery devices pave the way for a personalized treatment of many diseases by unskilled persons outside the hospital. Many therapies require a repetitive delivery of a defined amount of drug in well defined time slots. Innovative drug delivery systems constitute an important prerequisite for ambient assisted living: The reliable delivery of drugs, in time and dosage, to the patient in his familiar surrounding. As different therapies and drugs require different pathways, we develop mobile drug delivery systems for a variety of possible types of medication. In this paper we analyse different pathways for delivery of drugs and show results of our work on intraoral and transdermal drug delivery devices.