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Title: A concurrent engineering approach to develop BioMEMS employed in a deep brain stimulator integrated with a drug delivery system
Authors: Cutajar, Abigail
Farrugia, Philip J.
Casha, Owen
Vella, Pierre
Keywords: Brain stimulation
Miniature electronic equipment
Drug delivery systems
Concurrent engineering
New products
Issue Date: 2017-09
Publisher: Malta Chamber of Scientists
Citation: Cutajar, A., Farrugia, P., Casha, O., & Vella, P. (2017). A concurrent engineering approach to develop BioMEMS employed in a deep brain stimulator integrated with a drug delivery system. Xjenza, 5(1), 57-68.
Abstract: This paper presents an Integrated Product Development (IPD) based model to specifically develop bio-medical micro-electro-mechanical-systems (BioMEMS). The concurrent engineering model is based on the IPD model phases, which are presented and formulated by the Integration DEFinition (IDEF) model- ling language. To evaluate the IPD model, a case study concerning the development of a BioMEMS device for a deep brain stimulation (DBS) system was investigated. By following the relevant mechanisms and controls in the model, a design concept of a wireless head-mounted DBS implant integrated with a drug delivery system (DDS) was conceived. The contribution of this paper is the IDEF model, which provides a road map to the product development team members in order to take a concurrent engineering approach to develop Bio-MEMS. The qualitative feedback received from the identified stakeholders, together with the quality of the case study employed, namely, an integrated DBS and DDS solution, indicate a degree of evidence that the model provides a sound basis in this direction.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/24167
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Xjenza, 2017, Volume 5, Issue 1
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