Linking academic clinical and commercial worlds – As product designers and developers it is essential to ensure Triteq teams are on track with current industry developments and new emerging technologies. Working with sensors is a daily requirement and knowledge of current developments is paramount.
Changes in healthcare are moving quickly and the increasing importance of technology is having major impact. From empowering frontline health workers, improving our ability to monitor diseases and increasing the opportunity to share information. Improvements to healthcare delivery will reduce costs, increase quality and improve availability. Sensor technology enhances our ability to collect and use data, as it is converted to a digital form and processed at a high speed, this means that sensors gather data efficiently and cost effectively, the technology within the sensor stores the data in memory, so it can be retrieved for processing, analysis and presentation. Alternatively real time data can be displayed in graphs, which are built as the data is being collected. Sensors can be used more effectively as data can be interpreted with more immediacy, shifting the emphasis from gathering data to interpreting it as it is received. Processing power is increasing, as is the size of memory on low cost devices allowing complex data analysis to be carried out during working practices. Display technology has also improved allowing low cost high definition outputs to be displayed.
Data logging provides automated increased speed and endurance, making what were previously labour intensive repetitive tasks faster and more reliable. Data logging enables users to capture information that was not previously available using traditional equipment, data can be recorded over a longer period of time and results can be displayed clearly for faster interpretation.
Diagnostic devices are being developed with the ability to immediately identify patient groups or disease markers, allowing personalised targeted treatments to be defined. The cost of storage space is reducing allowing large databases to be held in low cost hand-held devices as the ability to interconnect with other systems is increasing, allowing sensor systems to pass data to other systems or devices more easily. This allows larger data sets to be created and analysed more effectively.
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