Joost van Velzen (Salland Electronics) &
Jos Spaan (Ipadic)
Dialin: connecting implanted things
This talk will tell the tale of the challenging design of a new connected life-saving implantable device: Dialin. Dialin aims at saving lives and improving quality of life of a subset of diabetic type 1 patients dependent on the intraperitoneal supply of insulin. The implanted Dialin will be connected to a patient’s smartphone. Taking IoT inside the human body has many advantages for the patient and medical staff. However, it has even more challenges to its design related to specific and general safety issues and thus risks and benefits are both extreme. We will share our struggles, successes, failures and solutions.