The team worked with IDC Models to set up a test rig for the product. They were able to conduct extensive tests of the peristaltic pump head to ensure that the feed line was not susceptible to blockage.
This testing was important to understand how the pump worked while patients moved around, causing pressure changes in the feed line, which could potentially cause blockages.
IDC's team engineered an innovative solution using external tube pressure sensors to detect feed line blockages, which automatically triggered an alarm.
IDC Models produced a block model of the device, to test handle ergonomics and see how easy the product would be to carry around.