Instructional materials help users grasp how to use a device safely. Renée Bailey, Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT), explains how effective instructional materials are vital for the medtech design process, and shares necessary considerations to produce instructions that are coherent, easy to understand and aligned with the human factors engineering process.
Augmented reality (AR), with the help of artificial intelligence (AI), is providing healthcare professionals with the means to offer patients an unprecedented level of care and personalized treatments, and assisting MedTech and life sciences companies in product design and development. Yet, the potential of AR with AI in health care is still far from fully explored.
For “Systematic Testing of a Ventilator Remote Control System Towards Safe Use in Tele-Critical Care and Prolonged Care,” researchers developed a prototype system for network-based far remote-control of the NKV-550 critical care ventilator, with the goals of identifying and implementing foundational remote-control capabilities, and exploring essential performance, interoperability, and cybersecurity requirements.
RFID and IoT technologies can strengthen the medical device supply chain and improve workflows. The following real-life examples illustrate the benefits that can be achieved.
Shuvo Roy, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering at UCSF and Technical Director of The Kidney Project, and his research partners have developed an artificial kidney constructed of semiconductor silicon wafers that remove waste and toxins from the blood and a cell therapy unit that replicates other kidney functions. Their prototype, powered entirely by blood pressure, filtered blood and created urine in a pre-clinical trial.
Pulvinar Neuro has received a $3 million dollar NIH grant to further its research on noninvasive transcranial alternating current stimulation for the treatment of depression.
Large sets of data are collected throughout the surgical continuum, but are chief medical officers and perioperative leaders able to use that data to drive clinical, operational, and financial improvements? Embracing data-driven surgery can help HCOs make use of their data to improve care, reduce costs and better manage staffing and workflow.
In leveraging the valuable insights delivered by real-time location systems (RTLS) technology, hospitals and healthcare facilities are able to undergo the kind operational overhaul they so desperately need, boosting ROI while simultaneously allowing for better working conditions for staff as well as more focused, immediate care for patients.
Smart hospitals are revolutionizing health care with the help of AI, IoT and robotics. Following are the latest technology and data analytics tools and trends that are helping these hospitals of the future provide safer, more personalized care.
Unified communication systems can improve staff efficiency, while enhancing patient outcomes and staff and patient safety.