This paper is focused on the design of a portable and semi-automatic product that allows human blood typing in a short time interval. To solve the technical and mechanical issues, innovative technologies in the areas of industrial design, electronics, and mechanical engineering were incorporated. Thus, we have developed a mechanical system that performs a fast and secure mixing of samples based on the manual plate test. This product concept aims to determinate human blood type in less than 5 min using image-processing algorithms into the mechatronic system. It incorporates formal harmonic aspects as well as some important features, such as ergonomics, portability, safety, security, simple maintenance, and easy to use.
A Faster and More Secure Human Blood Type Determining Product—Concept Design
Manuscript received October 25, 2015; final manuscript received May 11, 2016; published online September 14, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Rafael V. Davalos.
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Bezerra, K., Carvalho, V., Matos, D., Machado, J., Soares, F., and Ferraz, A. (September 14, 2016). "A Faster and More Secure Human Blood Type Determining Product—Concept Design." ASME. J. Med. Devices. December 2016; 10(4): 044510. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4033877
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