Development of the Breast Pump with a Baby-Like Peristaltic Motion
Hiroshi Kobayashi*, Toshiaki Tsuji*, Yukinari Awano**,
Katsumi Mizuno***, Hiroshi Kawamura****, Zenichi Onuki*****,
and Aki Ishimaru*****
* Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, 1-14-6 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-1073, Japan
**Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, 1-14-6 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-1073, Japan
***Department of Pediatrics, Showa University School of Medicine, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8666, Japan
****Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, 2641 Yamazaki, Noda, Chiba 278-0022, Japan
*****Joso Laboratory, Pigeon Corporation, 6-20-4 Kinunodai, Tsukubamirai, Ibaragi 300-2495, Japan
Because of change in woman’s place in society, the number of working woman is growing and the demand of the breast pump is increasing as well. Commercial product of the breast pump is applying only negative pressure for sucking and many users feel a pain for a long term use. While a baby is using peristaltic motion as the result of tongue and jaw action in addition to suction. In this research, therefore the breast pump with a baby-like motion is developed. In order to realize baby-like peristaltic motion, cam mechanism is applied. Also for producing negative pressure, crank mechanism is utilized. As the result, it turns out that the breast pump developed is realized the same peristaltic motion and suction pattern as a baby.
This paper is the full translation from the transactions of JSME Vol.73, No.730.
Katsumi Mizuno, Hiroshi Kawamura, Zenichi Onuki, and
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