Infusion Pump


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Membership level
2015-2016 Team
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Project Title
Infusion Pump
Design Challenge
In the developing world, healthcare workers must choose between delivering IV fluids at an uncontrolled rate or withholding fluids from patients, both of which can have catastrophic effects. Therefore, there is an immense need for a device that administers IV fluids at a controlled rate and volume, and also is low-cost, low power, and easy to use for healthcare workers in low resource settings. We will work with Rice 360 and global health specialists in the field to design and test a device that fits the aforementioned conditions for use in developing countries.

Last updated on: May 1, 2016
Date Updated
Friday, April 29, 2016
Sharon and Charles Fox and HHMI
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  • Global Health Technologies
  • Bioengineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Z. Maria Oden
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • BIOE
  • RICE 360
Award(s) and Recognition
Best Medical Device Technology, 2016 George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition
People’s Choice Award, 2016 George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase and Poster Competition
Fifth Place, 2015 Undergraduate Elevator Pitch Competition
Accepted to the 2016 Design of Medical Devices Conference Student Design Showcase
Best Overall, Rice Bioengineering Bay Area Showcase
Rapid Prototyping Tools Used
  • Laser Cutter
  • NI Hardware
  • Soldering Station
  • Hand Tools
  • Wood Shop Saws
  • Machine Shop Drill Press
Facilities Used
  • Conference Rooms
  • Computer Lab or Computer Nook
  • Specialty Software
  • Printers/ Copiers
  • Electronics Lab or Tools from Electronics Lab
Electronic Tools Used
  • Elvis Boards
  • NI DAQ
  • TI Microcontroller (MSP 430)
  • Arduino
  • Hand assembled Protoboard/perf board
  • Professionally Custom made PCB
  • Light sensor
  • Stepper Motor
  • LED
  • LCD display
  • Digital Multi-meter
Software Used
  • Solid Works
  • Illustrator
  • NI Labview
  • C++
  • Matlab
  • Eagle
This project was sponsored by the Fox Family and supported by Beyond Traditional Borders, which is made possible by a grant to Rice University from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Undergraduate Science Education Program, contributed to the project. The design work for this project was supported by the resources of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen.

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Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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