便携式医疗设备案例研究

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客户:Aqueduct Medical

应用:冷疗法

技术:液体冷却,TEC

行业:医疗和诊断

地点:加州

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设计挑战

Aqueduct Medical is a leading producer of cooling system therapydevices for post-operative care for facial plastic surgery. Their coolingsystem circulates cooled water through their patented masques andvests to reduce pain, swelling, bruising, and downtime for patients in asafe and controlled manner.

These devices must be portable, light, easy to use, and affordable whilekeeping their cooling and operating temperatures at very specific levelsfor patient comfort and safety.

While creating the prototype for their device, Aqueduct Medicalsought the expertise of Aavid, Thermal division of Boyd Corporation, toaid in designing and optimizing the heat dissipation assembly.

The prototype had very specific design constraints such as to be easy touse and be unobtrusive in a patient’s home. It also had to be affordablewhile maintaining proper temperatures to deliver the maximumtherapeutic use.

Noise, weight, power consumption, and cost all needed to be keptcarefully regimented as well as temperature. The industrial design alsohad to conform well to how the prototype worked and operated.

Aavid解决方案

Aavid engineered and optimized the heat dissipation assembly forprototyping. The cooling solution was designed with thermoelectricmodules placed on a cold plate and an active cooling consisting of heatsinks and a fan while complying with the design constraints of:

-冷却方案的制造成本少于$35
-28℃环境温度
-在距离外壳1m处噪音<40dBA
-电源<220W,12V DC

流体流动:

-自来水、蒸馏水或盐水。
-进入液体冷板的目标流速< 0.8
-液体以7℃的最大值进入冷板℃
-必须从进入冷板的液体移除60W

During the design and optimization process, the cost for a massproduction version of the cooling solution (heat sink, cold plates) wereestimated.

Aavid managed to keep the cost close to the targeted price, theacoustics below the target, and provide a simple, effective andcompact cooling solution.

Today Aqueduct Medical’s AqueCool Controlled Cooling System is themost advanced post-operative recovery system available to plasticsurgical patients and is sold world-wide. Patients find that theirdiscomfort and downtime after surgery is significantly decreased thanksto these systems.

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