This medical monitoring device is a non-invasive device used in clinical and laboratory environments to measure the amount of oxygenated and de-oxygenated tissue in the body and brain. It does so by using a patented technology along with Near Infrared Spectroscopy to manipulate and measure scattered and absorbed light. This device is used in the monitoring of premature infants, sleep apnea, sport medicine, brain oxygenation and many other instances where oxygen content in the tissue (not the arteries) is required.
EndoCuff is an innovative disposable device that slips onto the end of conventional colonoscopes to improve mucosal vision and enhance tip control during a colonoscopy. EndoCuff features soft flexible projections which gently support the tip of the colonoscope in the colonic lumen during extubation so providing greater stability and reducing sudden slip back and juddering. The projections evert large folds and flatten small folds so that significantly more mucosa can be visualised. With sixty million procedures worldwide this will revolutionise detection rates within cancer screening.
The touch-free lifecare bed is made with embedded chips to monitor physiological functions.Patients can control their mattress temperature and bed position with the intuitive interface without having to call the nurse for these tasks. Also this screen is used by the nurse to maintain a record of drugs and fluids administered which is then sent to the interface at the nurse station. The interface at the nurse station shows and alerts any changes in parameters such as patient body temperature, blood pressure, sleep pattern and moisture levels. A lot of staff hours can thus be saved using tlc.
Nidus is a concept bed for children treated at hospitals. The project aims to present a design consistent with humanitarian policies and efforts carried out in pediatric wards in Brazil´s public hospitals, making the hospitalization experience less traumatic for children. Inside hospitals, where the ward space is shared with other patients, kids are limited to bed borders, their personal space, almost like their “bedroom”. The project incorporates a series of communication elements aimed at aiding the contact between child and nurse, making the bed fun and customizable for the patient.
Heart disease, is one of the leading causes of death and the population aged 20 to 69 years suffers it, nearly 60% of affected are unaware of their disease. Vacs is a real-time heart pulse monitoring device through a photodiode sensor that measures blood flow, linked to a service platform, providing a immediate emergency response if it is necessary. Vacs creates a medical history of the patient, which is constantly updated in order to provide better treatment according to his specific needs. Vacs pursuits to create a healthcare preventive culture in the user’s habits in a non-disruptive way.
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