Concept Design of a New Portable Medical Device for Lymphedema Monitoring: A EIT Health ClinMed Summer School Project

Jordi Tisaire, Elena Rodrigo, Sofia Ribeiro, Mariachiara Ricci, Juan Cuellar, Dimitrios Zeugolis, Yves Bayon, Isabel Rocha

Abstract

Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive condition derived from impaired lymphatic system function. Lymphedema is incurable, progressive, disfiguring, disabling and has adverse psychosocial effects. Upper extremity lymphedema is mainly the consequence of breast cancer surgery. Several methods to diagnose lymphedema exist; however, these diagnoses are performed once the disease is already close to an advanced, irreversible stage. There is a need to monitor patients at risk with an efficient device. To solve this unmet need, we propose a portable home-monitoring device for early diagnosis of lymphedema. This paper explores all the aspects of the development of a new medical device, such as the assessment of the clinical need and the state of the art, the specifications for the solution, the definition of the broad outlines of the development plan and some considerations about the usability, the risk analysis, the market and the competitors.

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Tisaire J., Rodrigo E., Ribeiro S., Ricci M., Cuellar J., Zeugolis D., Bayon Y. and Rocha I. (2019). Concept Design of a New Portable Medical Device for Lymphedema Monitoring: A EIT Health ClinMed Summer School Project.In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: ClinMed, ISBN 978-989-758-353-7, pages 611-620. DOI: 10.5220/0007696706110620


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@conference{clinmed19,
author={Jordi Tisaire and Elena Rodrigo and Sofia Ribeiro and Mariachiara Ricci and Juan Cuellar and Dimitrios Zeugolis and Yves Bayon and Isabel Rocha},
title={Concept Design of a New Portable Medical Device for Lymphedema Monitoring: A EIT Health ClinMed Summer School Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: ClinMed,},
year={2019},
pages={611-620},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007696706110620},
isbn={978-989-758-353-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: ClinMed,
TI - Concept Design of a New Portable Medical Device for Lymphedema Monitoring: A EIT Health ClinMed Summer School Project
SN - 978-989-758-353-7
AU - Tisaire J.
AU - Rodrigo E.
AU - Ribeiro S.
AU - Ricci M.
AU - Cuellar J.
AU - Zeugolis D.
AU - Bayon Y.
AU - Rocha I.
PY - 2019
SP - 611
EP - 620
DO - 10.5220/0007696706110620