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Re: [IP] (Fwd) Glucose Sensor





Donna wrote: However that doesn't mean
that they have not made their pump to be ready for this function.  I do know  that
even though the computer adapter for the pump has not been released the
current 507C is compatible with it (a minor adjustment will be made to the
pump).  This may be the case with the sensor as well.

> If you look on the back of the 507C around the area of the telephone numbers you
> will note the two communication ports for that purpose.( I assume that is what
> they are for)  it seems to me the mm company is already looking ahead. Sheila
>
> t
>
> Donna
>
> "Kornfeld, Avner" wrote:
> >
> > The question was from someone who was about to order a Disetronic pump. She
> > wanted to know if the new sensor is able to communicate with present Minimed
> > pump, or this is a feature they will be able to turn on in the future. I do
> > not think Minimed have it in their present models, so why to change any
> > decisions based on remote future connection between a future pump model and
> > a future sensor model?
> >
> > Avner
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Randall Winchester [mailto:email @ redacted]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 11:31 AM
> > To: Kornfeld, Avner; email @ redacted
> > Subject: RE: [IP] (Fwd) Glucose Sensor
> >
> > On 17 Jun 99 at 8:13, Kornfeld, Avner wrote:
> >
> > > My understanding is that the glucose sensor is a stand alone product,
> > > independent of the pump. It is just a measurement device. You will have to
> > > wear a pump with its own infusion set and a separate glucose sensor with
> > its
> > > own 'infusion' set. No communication between the pump and the sensor, at
> > least
> > > not at this stage.
> > >
> > > In the future there will probably be a closed loop feedback from sensor to
> > > pump.
> > >
> > > So, you do not have to consider the sensor when you choose the pump.
> >
> > Unless you want them to be able to communicate when the loop is closed... I
> > doubt if Disetronic would want to build a pump that would communicate with
> > MiniMed's sensor.  Part of the issue is the patents and licenses on the
> > algorithms implimented in hardware and software that are required to close
> > the
> > loop.  Whoever develops those will have a lock on them for a while since
> > they
> > paid to create them...  and even if Disetronic embarked on a crash project
> > to
> > create a pump that would communicate with the sensor you get into the normal
> >
> > time delay on any major project.  It could take years for them to get one to
> >
> > market, not counting the time they would spend trying to reverse engineer
> > the
> > interface...  and depending on how the control systems are divided they
> > might
> > end up having to totally rework their pump to make it act more like a
> > MiniMed...   It's just like the computer interface standards - you can buy a
> >
> > USB device, plug it into a USB port on your computer and discover that just
> > because both of them are "standard" USB devices they are not guaranteed to
> > work
> > properly or reliably together...  and there isn't a "pump communication
> > standard" to even try for....
> >
> > Randall P. Winchester
> > WD4HVA
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