In your imagination, what will the hospital of the future look like? I am afraid that everyone will yearn for a comfortable and clean environment, hoping that the hospital can minimize the pain of patients and treat diseases more efficiently and economically. These three futuristic new medical technologies by Dutch scientists are like props taken out of Doraemon’s pocket, giving us confidence and expectations for future medical care.
The Slingeland Hospital in the Netherlands and the Fujitsu Group of Japan have jointly developed the “Sensing Clinic”.
The telemetry clinic consists of smart tapes, wireless measuring instruments and mattresses with built-in multiple sensors. The whole set of equipment can detect the patient’s activity and vital physiological functions (blood pressure, heartbeat and sleep) in real time. Now, in most hospitals, we can often see nurses rushing to patients in need with beeping pagers because they don’t know what the patient’s condition is until they examine them.
However, if the hospital is equipped with a “remote sensing clinic”, doctors and nursing staff can keep abreast of the latest situation of the patient through smartphones and formulate the optimal diagnosis and treatment plan. A more comprehensive understanding.
Since the various testing instruments of “Remote Sensing Clinic” are either hidden in the mattress or wireless devices, the overall appearance will be more concise, and the patient no longer needs to be surrounded by a large number of instruments and pipelines, which greatly increases the comfort of the patient. , it can not only save space in the ward, but also reduce medical costs, which means that it can save money for patients. Saving money is the last word! The “Remote Sensing Clinic” began its first phase of clinical trials in September this year.
Researchers from the Holst Centre in the Netherlands, together with Ireland’s Tyndall National Institute and Belgium’s Fleming Medical, have created a new “smart” bandage with built-in sensors. This sensor can transmit various important data such as temperature, humidity, pH value and possible infection of the patient’s wound to the nursing staff in real time.
With the help of this magical bandage, nurses no longer need to open the bandage regularly and check the bloody wound to judge the recovery status. They can prescribe the right medicine by reading the report, which will greatly reduce the pain of the patient and speed up the recovery. process. It also reduces the workload of the caregivers, and of course a very important point: it also saves the patient money! Saving money is really the last word.
As we all know, the recovery process of burn patients is usually slow, and many people will leave scars that cannot be erased after recovery. After all, not everyone is Harry Potter, and a considerable number of people still want to remove the scars.
In order to save the “face” of burn patients, researchers from the Netherlands Institute of Burn Research have invented a new burn treatment method, which can avoid the appearance of scars and make them disappear. To make such a Band-Aid, researchers need to take a small piece of healthy skin with a patient’s epithelial cells, and then grow the cells in a petri dish. After 12 days, they can start making the Band-Aid. Compared with the traditional transplantation of skin donated by others, the most shining feature of the “Ecological Band-Aid” is that it will not cause any rejection.