Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

  • US 8,382,682 B2
  • Filed: 02/06/2007
  • Issued: 02/26/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tissue penetrating system, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a penetrating member driver;

    a disposable;

    a plurality of penetrating members integrated with the disposable, each of a penetrating member being coupled to the penetrating member driver when advanced along a path into a tissue target; and

    a user interface including a sensor for detecting and responding to audio commands from the user interface; and

    a processor coupled to and receiving a signal from said user interface in response to the audio commands, said processor monitoring and controlling said penetrating member via said penetrating member driver;

    further comprising;

    the processor coupled to the penetrating member driver and configured to change a direction and magnitude of force exerted on the penetrating member as it penetrates or advances through the target tissue.

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