CORRECTION: 5/8/2019 – This article incorrectly states in the title that the new code makes the Insulet Omnipod Eros pump system compatible with OpenAPS. It is compatible with Loop. We have left this article up to correct the record, as our system will assign a new url for each title change. We apologize for the error.
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Diabetes tech early adopters now have the option to test-drive the Loop algorithm with something other than a discontinued Medtronic insulin pump.
In late April, Pete Schwamb, the developer of the do-it-yourself RileyLink closed-loop insulin pump technology, announced that he and others successfully reverse-engineered Insulet’s Omnipod Eros Pod pump system to work with Loop technology through RileyLink. He released the code to allow others the opportunity to test it, but with the caveat that this is a beta version of the code, and it would need more refinement before becoming part of the standard Loop code offerings.
This code, which has not been approved by the FDA, is another advancement in the #WeAreNotWaiting movement, in which engineers and coders within the type 1 diabetes community create their own algorithms based on security flaws in older pump and CGM technology to create closed-loop insulin pump systems.
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This project is separate from Tidepool’s project to develop an automated insulin pump system utilizing Loop technology with the newer Omnipod Dash pump system. The goal is to seek FDA approval for the pump system.
This project comes shortly before the publication of an article in The Atlantic which discussed the #WeAreNotWaiting movement, and how it was dependent on the security flaws of several discontinued models of Medtronic insulin pumps. If live testing of the RileyLink code for the Omnipod system is successful, OpenAPSers will have another option for pump systems to hack. Also, unlike the Medtronic models, this pump system will be tubeless.
To read more about the technical requirements of the new RileyLink code, click here.