Robots can also offer a way to make specimen collection and diagnostic procedures safer without the possibility of contamination in remote areas that do not reach today's laboratory technology.
FREMONT, CA: The growing role of modern medical technology—particularly robotic concepts—will tackle the spread of new infectious diseases and virus outbreaks such as COVID-19. But medical specialists say it will be a significant error if innovation rolls out only when the world is on edge.
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Consider robotics capable of changing IV bags or taking patient samples that require smooth, heavy-duty handling. Hospital beds that can be programmed to cycling around various positions (e.g., lift heads for X periods and lower and higher Y) can work hard for health professionals while wearing protective equipment and concentrating on higher priority products.
Robots designed for handling biohazardous waste and disinfecting rooms and ambulances are also concepts born out of an age of heightened experience with pandemic risks. To some degree, the robots are already present and performing an active role in the healthcare system, although several people are not aware of it.
One center's IV bags are wirelessly connected to a network. They can be remotely programmed—an IV bag Internet of Things—although the system does not incorporate the robotic changing of bags. Sensors from one firm are used in a hospital to prompt nursing staff to turn or ambulate patients. In extremely infectious infection rooms where virulent pathogens are present, UV sanitizing robots are used.
Robots can also offer a way to make specimen collection and diagnostic procedures safer without the possibility of contamination in remote areas that do not reach today's laboratory technology. Humans are an essential cause of laboratory error, so it is also a safe idea to exclude them whenever possible. Diagnostics requires consistency, carefulness, and patience to do it the same each time.
According to one study a lot of doctors will use telemedicine in the next two years. Eventually, patients, particularly for follow-up appointments, have a clear argument for accessing these facilities. The major healthcare systems are motivated to keep going in that direction, as it ensures that their asset is used more effectively by physicians.