Self optimizing lancing device with adaptation means to temporal variations in cutaneous properties

  • US 7,988,645 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2007
  • Issued: 08/02/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for lancing tissue comprising the steps of:

  • selecting a desired profile from a set of alternative profiles having characteristic phases for lancet advancement and retraction;

    lancing a user according to said profile using an electronic drive force generator;

    determining a lancing profile trait during each of said characteristic phases;

    optimizing said profile for subsequent lancing based upon said profile trait as a function of the characteristic phases for lancet advancement and retraction; and

    subsequently lancing the user according to the optimized profile.

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