A study on implantable urination assist systems - Development of a bladder compression system

Kazuo Kiguchi, Yoshihiko Sakamoto, Jiro Uozumi, Keiji Nakashima

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose an urination assist system implantable in a patient who has difficulty in urination caused by the neuropathic bladder in order to assist the urination. The proposed system assists the urination by directly pushing the bladder of the patient using Shape Memory Alloys (SMA). Pettier elements are used to control the temperature in the system. The effectiveness of the proposed system is evaluated by experiment with a bladder model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2774-2776
Number of pages3
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume26 IV
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Proceedings - 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2004 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 1 2004Sep 5 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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