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Research Paper | Biological Engineering | India | Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015
Drug Delivery System Embedded in a Belt with Mechanism to Relieve Pain and Infusion of Drug into Skin by Massaging
Abstract: The system designed is actually solving the problem of lumbago (back pain). Pain is felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Mainly seen in athletes, old age people, load bearers, office workers etc, this is a common condition and lumbar pain is one of the most common pain experienced. To help relieve such condition the system is designed with a stretch transducer to measure the amount of stretch produced in the back muscle, when the stretch produced in the muscle is more than the threshold value this activate the pump loaded with drug, which is stored in the reservoir. The activated pump releases out the drug through micro pores in the membrane located opposite to the lumbar region. The exit of drug from the pores is in the form of spray onto the skin followed by the pads attached parallel to each other embedded in the belt starts to vibrate and massage the lumbar region and allow infusion of drug inside the skin slowly. The same system can be used as a massager only also, and works on two domains, either automatic or manual, hence making it user friendly and ergonomic in nature.
Keywords: Lumbago pain, belt, massaging pads, drug infusion, drug delivery system
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015,
Pages: 2145 - 2148