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closed looped system / openAPS

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Topher, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Topher

    Topher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone know a way that the medtronic 640G or the Anima Vibe can be used for the closed loop system or the openAPS system - i know it renders the pump out of warranty, but i have an old vibe that i could try it with as i am going on to the 640g soon. The medtronic 670g is not meant to be great, with poor sensor readings and many alerts also the BS range is far to high, set about 6.7.

    I know this is quite a techie question, but i am sure there are a couple of you out there that use the openAPS system to create a closed loop on the old medtronic pumps

    Thanking you in advance guys
     
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  2. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apologies if you have, but have you checked the openAPS website?
     
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    DunePlodder Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    #3 DunePlodder, Jan 9, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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  4. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you can speak to your hospital and cancel the 640 order. Tell them you want a Dana pump instead or accuchek combo as @DunePlodder said.
     
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  5. Topher

    Topher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, thanks for that , do anyone of you work on this, or know people that do and how do they find it
     
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  6. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It only by people asking for "open pumps" that pump makers will get the message.
     
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  7. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I'm on Android APS and @tim2000s has been or is, I'm not sure what he is using now.

    I adore my system and its dropped my a1c from 8.4 to 6.4 in a year. Nearly tripled my time in range, fewer hypos and less bad ones, same with hypers and back in range quicker.
     
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  8. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Topher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks for the the guys I will do my research now
     
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    BeccyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Slightly off topic but does anybody know of any progress with hacking the Omnipod to be able to Loop? The last update I saw it sounded like it was very close to being sorted and I'd love to try it!
     
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    Chickenboy Type 1 · Active Member

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    I'd be interested in this too as start on the Omnipod this week!
     
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    Alzibiff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Please don't think that I am being pedantic as I am trying to be positive about open source closed looping but PLEASE avoid using terms like "hacking" as this suggests that the pump has been reprogrammed or changed in some way when it hasn't.

    All of the open source closed loop systems rely on controlling an insulin pump remotely using a device which mimics the manufacturers remote control - pumps are not messed about with in any form.

    Systems such as openAPS, LOOP and Android APS although unsupported by healthcare professionals are generally accepted when used sensibly and with care. Any talk of "hacking" usually has negative implications and if we start hacking medical devices who knows how this will affect HCP acceptance.
     
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    BeccyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't thought of it like that - I won't use it again - thanks for the correction
     
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  14. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally as a computer programmer I think the corect word is "hack" when connecting together systems that don't have published APIs and official surport to be used together. It is what IT people have been calling such setups since I started working in IT 30 years ago.
     
  15. BeccyB

    BeccyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes but I think @Alzibiff is right about the word having negative implications to non IT people and it would be best to avoid it
     
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