Cardiac Pump Controller

The Challenge

This client engaged us to develop a first of its kind cardiac pump controller to work with a balloon catheter for therapy delivery to patients who have acute decompensated heart failure.

This project began as a concept but has since become a multiple generation project, beginning with a First in Human system, pivotal study design and commercially viable product spanning multiple software enhancements as identified by the client during limited market release.

The Complexity
  • Integrated pump and pressure transducer interface for balloon catheter-controlled inflation and deflation
  • Monitoring occlusion through precise pressure changes
  • Algorithm for inflation and deflation patterns
  • Touch screen console with single board computer
  • Battery backup for mobility of system without therapy disruption
  • Specific criteria for system shutoffs to ensure patient safety

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