Concept design of a new portable medical device for lymphedema monitoring: A EIT Health ClinMed Summer School Project

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2019)
EditorsRoman Moucek, Ana Fred, Hugo Gamboa
Place of PublicationSetúbal, Portugal
PublisherSciTePress
Pages611-620
Volume5: ClinMed
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-353-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventHEALTHINF 2019: 12th International Conference on Health Informatics : Part of 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 22 Feb 201924 Feb 2019

Conference

ConferenceHEALTHINF 2019: 12th International Conference on Health Informatics
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period22/02/1924/02/19

Keywords

  • Bioimpendance
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Screening
  • Self-Monitoring

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    Tisaire, J. E., Rodrigo, E. M., Ribeiro, S., Ricci, M., Cuellar Lopez, J., Zeugolis, D., Bayon, Y., & Rocha, I. (2019). Concept design of a new portable medical device for lymphedema monitoring: A EIT Health ClinMed Summer School Project. In R. Moucek, A. Fred, & H. Gamboa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2019) (Vol. 5: ClinMed, pp. 611-620). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0007696706110620