Could this be the answer to our device design dreams?
Two companies in Switzerland are busy developing a tiny precision pump, that looks, well… iPod-like!
The Nanopump will be “a unique miniaturized insulin-delivery pump… which relies on microfluidic MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) technology, a breakthrough concept that allows a tiny pump to be mounted on a disposable skin patch to provide continuous insulin infusion.” According to Debiotech’s web site, this will be the first-ever application of microfluidic MEMS technology in diabetes treatment — enabling a breakthrough in device size and precision insulin dosing.
There’s been a lot of pickup on the press release, but no information indicating when this revolutionary micro-pump might be available…
*sigh* Looks amazing, but we can only hope they’ll get it to market in less than a decade — by which time the iPod will probably be the size of an earring, ay?