A computer-controlled syringe driver for use during anaesthesia. A modification of the Graseby MS16A

Br J Anaesth. 1986 Jun;58(6):670-5. doi: 10.1093/bja/58.6.670.


The requirements of a drug infusion device for use in theatre are discussed. A modification of the Graseby MS16A syringe pump and an interface circuit permitting its remote control by microcomputer are described. The pump is controlled via a standard computer interface (RS232) which makes it a unique and powerful research tool. Aspects of safety are considered.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, General / instrumentation*
  • Computers*
  • Electronics, Medical
  • Equipment Design
  • Infusions, Parenteral / instrumentation*
  • Microcomputers*
  • Syringes*