Automatic control in favor of the diabetic patient- Feedback-control driven Insulin pumps

15:00 08-05-2014


Lecturer :Dr. Eli Gershon

08.05.2014 | Thursday | 15:00 | Sciences Building (8) Floor 4 Room 400

Diabetics [Diabetes Mellitus] is a world-wide pandemic striking mainly in the western world health systems. There are various treatments applied in this disease involving, in some cases, the administration of Insulin injected directly to the patient blood system thus enabling reasonable status of living. In the last two decades, Insulin pumps were developed which greatly enhance the patient response to Insulin administration compared to manually injected insulin. These pumps apply smart protocols of Insulin administration controlled by the patient will. In the last decade a great deal of research and development has been conducted in an effort to apply automatic feedback control in these pumps which involve [indirectly] sensing of the sugar blood levels and automatic injection of Insulin, independently of the patient will. In this lecture a brief survey of the physiology of the control of sugar levels in the blood system and the characteristics of Diabetics will be presented alongside with the principles of operation of the existing Insulin pumps and the structure and function of the feedback-driven newly emerging Insulin pumps.
Eli Gershon is a senior lecturer in HIT and an adjunct lecturer in Tel_Aviv university.
He received the Bs.C degree in Chemistry [ Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel-Aviv university] in 1981, Ms.C in Biochemistry with honors [ Faculty of life Sciences, Tel-Aviv university] in 1984, Ph.D in Physiology and Pharmacology [ Faculty of Medicin, Tel-Aviv university] in 1991 and Ph.D in Control Engineering [ Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv university] in 2003.
He also studied philosophy of science and history and archeology of the ancient east. His research interests include control of stochastic processes, robust control, retarded systems, switched systems and control of biochemical and physiological systems.