Important Considerations for Infusion Pump and Portable Medical Designs

Abstract: This tutorial discusses critical considerations requiring attention when designing an infusion pump, including FDA regulation, self-test circuitry, and meeting the IEC 60601-1 standard for electrical medical equipment. It also provides summary coverage of pump mechanisms, power-on self-test (POST), designing for low power and portability, timekeeping, alarms, and electrostatic-discharge variables.