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The Self-Empowering and Enabling Kiosk (SEEK) is an automated health monitoring system to complement patient care. As a one-stop kiosk, it allows patients with well-controlled chronic diseases to measure physiological elements such as blood pressure, height and weight and features a customised questionnaire. This reduces the frequency that patients consult their doctors and thus, reduces waiting time.
Market Trends and Opportunities
SEEK is a time and cost saving solution for patients as it reduces waiting time at clinics and face-to-face consultation with doctors. There distribution of manpower within primary care sector will allow intervention to more urgent medical needs.
SEEK is a convenient platform situated at community areas where patients can monitor their health. SEEK empowers and enables individuals to take charge of their health by regular self-monitoring. SEEK will also complement office-based physician consultations.
The pleural drainage device automates the process of draining bodily fluid from cavities. Through the pre-selection of volume and rate, it minimises human intervention and results in higher quality of patient care and safety.
Market Trends and Opportunities
There are many diseases that would result in the accumulation of fluids in body cavities. To improve the process of bodily fluid drainage, a system with controlled and precise measurements enhances the safety and efficiency of the drainage procedure.
With minimal human intervention, the drainage system can reduce the probability of human errors and in turn, enhance patient safety.
The Blood Warning Technology with Continuous Haemoglobin (BWATCH) sensor is a biomedical sensing, monitoring and alerting device that detects active re-bleeding at the site of venous catheter extraction. The use of BWATCH augments the process of regular inspection and allows medical staff to attend to more urgent medical needs.
The type of sensors used in BWATCH technology is more cost effective and has higher accuracy.
The real-time monitoring system can provide timely intervention from medical personnel, thus reducing the probability of negative consequences.
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed under ultrasound and fluoroscopy guidance for the removal of large renal stones. Successful execution of PCNL is challenging due to respiratory movement of the patient’s kidney and involuntary motion of the surgeon.
The robot has a vision tracking capability to track the movement of the kidney and guide the needle, keeping the ultrasound probe in contact with the patient's skin throughout the procedure.
The guided ultrasound probe and motion compensation robot reduces reliance on manual control, experience, dexterity. It also reduces the risk of multiple needle punctures that may increase the risk of bleeding and damage to patient's nearby organs.
The guidewire safety system is a clamp and catch device that has a detection-locking mechanism to prevent continuation of surgical procedures until the guidewire is removed, and a catch which acts as visual reminder to anchor the distal end of the guidewire. Patent pending.
Can be integrated seamlessly into existing processes of Seldinger Technique used in Central Venous Catheter (CVCs) procedures.
An estimated 20 million CVCs procedures are performed worldwide yearly. An estimated 30% of these that amounts to 6 million units will use Guidewire Safety System yearly.
Current shoulder dislocation reduction requires a skilled doctor and two nurses to perform. Applying high manual force to pull the patient’s arm for five to ten minutes can be tiring. This technology only requires one healthcare worker to operate, and has high procedural consistency. Patent pending.
In the hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E) department, or in the army or sports training facilities, onsite or offsite. The technology can also be applied in the rural areas where there is shortage of skilled healthcare workers.
Estimated 30% of hospital worldwide will purchase two units, which amounts to 30000 units.
Reported errors in administration or wrong dosage of intravenous (IV) insulin can lead to adverse consequences including severe hypoglycaemia and even death. The insulin guard is a safety cap fitted onto Actrapid insulin vials to aid users with the use of the insulin syringe only while withdrawing insulin from Actrapid vials.
With the increased utilisation of Actrapid insulin vials in various healthcare settings, the disposable Insulin Guard could be widely adopted to aid insulin administration.
Enhances patient safety as the insulin guard only allows for the use of the insulin syringe for insulin withdrawal. It also supports the insulin administration procedure.
The invention is a disposable contraption that can be easily attached to the plunger of the syringe after loading the drug. It aids users in drug delivery through a hard-stop mechanism, with each numbered brake corresponding to a volume of 1mL. The brakes can be snapped off in the increment of 1mL volume adjustments, allowing for dose titration. Breaking off two brakes would allow the plunger to deliver 2mL volume of the drug.
As the device aids medication delivery through syringes, it could be applied in community hospitals, nursing homes and other tertiary healthcare settings.
The design of the syringe brake appeals to the user as it does not affect the current manoeuvrability or handling of the syringe during drug administration. By providing an easy slot on design to the syringe, it aids users during medication delivery thereby, enhancing patient safety.
The tracheostomy mask connector facilitates nebulisation by keeping the nebulisation chamber in an optimum position with its unique angle for patients who are unable to sit upright unassisted.
There is currently no suitable product available in the market that could optimise nebulisation for tracheostomy patients who are bed-ridden and unable to sit upright unassisted.
The tracheostomy mask connector optimises medication delivery when nebulisation is performed on tracheostomy patients who are unable to sit upright unassisted. The product enhances the efficacy of medication delivery to patients, loosening thick mucus and phlegm in their airway.
The Lung Simulation Model is capable of simulating diaphragmatic contractions and different pleural pressures to aid in the education and training of medical personnel. By providing a realistic representation of the human lung, this model omits the reliance on static models, mannequins and animal lungs for training.
The model will be a teaching tool for training medical personnel. It will benefit the medical personnel as they can be exposed to various dynamic lung conditions.
Medical personnel will benefit from the training using the simulation model which in turn translate into better care for patients and improves patient safety.
The quick release foot strap is a passive mechanism which harnesses deceleration forces for safe, controlled and coordinated release of sailors’ foot. This reduces incidence and seriousness of injuries in sailing events during capsizes and collisions. Sailors are usually flung violently with their foot strapped, putting enormous strain on their knees, ankles and feet.
Increase in injury rates due to technological advances in sailing has called for improvement in existing foot strap design to lower the incidence of injuries as faster boats are gaining popularity.
The quick release foot strap releases the foot when a certain level of torque is applied. This passive mechanism help keeps the incidence and seriousness of sailing injuries low.
Dysphagia has been associated with poor nutritional status. Among the elderly, poor nutritional status is consistently associated with increased risk of adverse clinical outcomes, both in terms of morbidity and mortality. The modification of food texture reduces the risk of choking and provides a nutritionally balanced diet that is culturally appropriate.
Singapore is experiencing an ageing population with longer life expectancy. It is therefore crucial for the elderly to maintain good health with optimal nutrition. As chronic illnesses become more prevalent, the number of elderly with dysphagia is expected to increase. The availability of textured modified foods can increase the confidence of caretakers without compromising safety and nutrition. It can also potentially reduce the demand for hospital beds and healthcare cost in the long term.
Ready-to-eat textured modified meals to meet nutritional requirements, and are convenient and economical for caretakers and patients with dysphagia.
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