Tissue penetration device

  • US 20060178688A1
  • Filed: 12/22/2005
  • Published: 08/10/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system that controls movement of a lancet, comprising one or more processors that execute program instructions and receive a data set, wherein the program instructions are executed to cause the processor to:

  • cause force to be applied to the lancet to thereby cause the lancet to move in a first direction toward a target;

    monitor position and speed of the lancet as the lancet moves in the first direction;

    adjust the application of force to the lancet as the lancet moves in the first direction to achieve a desired speed of the lancet;

    adjust the application of force to the lancet when the lancet contacts the target so that the lancet penetrates the target within a desired range of speed.

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