Luminous
Blood Glucose Monitor

Luminous is a high performance blood glucose monitoring system for use in the Intensive Care Unit, where accurate and frequent glucose level readings are needed. It automatically withdraws blood, determines its glucose level with an interferometer, then returns the blood to the patient. This cyclical process is accomplished with computer controlled pump action and a clever disposable tubing set. To operate, a nurse places the tubing set inside the unit and closes the door, which squeezes the tubes against two peristaltic pump heads. The tubing set is then connected to a saline supply bag, a waste bag, and the patient. Whipsaw provided all ID and ME elements, including establishing system processes, user experience, component configurations, mechanisms, housing and disposable design, and user interface.