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trekkiedane February 3 2013 04:03 AM

Blood testing by robot.
 
The world's most robotic-automated blood-test system has recently been opened at Hillerød hospital. (All speak in Danish.):


The blood-samples are scanned and photographed and the information transferred to the 'puck' (the small black thingy holding the sample)

Along the line there are five different machines: first (for most samples) is the centrifuge....

yada, yada

...will already have paid for itself by 2014 due to the efficiency of the system - partly due to the lesser use of reagents and materials, The Chief Physician explains, though not all blood analysing machines could be placed in the same room.

6,8 Millions samples are to go through this system every year.



Wherever in the world this happened, I find it strange to know that it hasn't happened before... the 'new' part of it isn't very new, if you ask me! -I just posted it because "The Engineer" (weekly magazine for engineers) seems to make a big deal of it -and I find it strange that, say, American hospitals apparently don't have this sort of machinery...

...and because I wondered how a board like this would a´react to such a machine :p

thestrangequark February 3 2013 04:15 AM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
Out of curiosity, what sort of reactions are you anticipating?

J. Allen February 3 2013 04:20 AM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
NOT MY BLOOD, GODDAMMIT!

ONCE THEY GET A TASTE FOR BLOOD, THEY'LL WANT MORE! MORE I SAY!!!!

thestrangequark February 3 2013 04:21 AM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
^Ahhhhhh...that kind of reaction! DAMNED SOCIALIST BLOOD ROBOTS!

Mr. Laser Beam February 3 2013 05:07 AM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
As long as it's not a robot actually taking the blood from my body, I'm OK with this.

thestrangequark February 3 2013 05:20 AM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
Phlebotomy is an art, I think there are way too many variables for that to be attempted any time soon.

As someone who has had part of her anatomy replaced by a computer, I'm cool with the robot blood scanner.

Locutus of Bored February 3 2013 05:21 AM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
Quote:

trekkiedane wrote: (Post 7631080)
I just posted it because "The Engineer" (weekly magazine for engineers) seems to make a big deal of it -and I find it strange that, say, American hospitals apparently don't have this sort of machinery...

Apparently some do:

http://advance.uconn.edu/2007/071210/07121012.htm

http://www.provena.org/covenant/body...etail&ref=2687

http://www.medgadget.com/2010/05/imm...pproval_1.html

http://www.novartisdiagnostics.com/p...is/index.shtml

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thestrangequark wrote: (Post 7631113)
Out of curiosity, what sort of reactions are you anticipating?

Rampaging robot vampires that charge during the day and feast on the blood of unsuspecting hospital patients by night?

Kestra February 3 2013 06:11 PM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7631341)
As long as it's not a robot actually taking the blood from my body, I'm OK with this.

That's what I came in this thread hoping for!

lurok February 3 2013 06:34 PM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
Someone must have done robot vampires. Or vampire robots. Even if only Asylum or Ed Wood.

Mr. Laser Beam February 3 2013 07:07 PM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
^ I swear I saw that in a movie awhile back. I think it was called Knights.

trekkiedane February 3 2013 07:38 PM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
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thestrangequark wrote: (Post 7631113)
Out of curiosity, what sort of reactions are you anticipating?

This is a tech-friendly board so I'm generally expecting positive reactions - but perhaps there'll be a few negative ones and a few I don't knows -which we could then discuss.

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7631341)
As long as it's not a robot actually taking the blood from my body, I'm OK with this.

Funny you should mention that... Just the other day I watched a news segment about robots being used for that purpose because they are much better than humans in identifying the exact spot to do just that. They can see through the skin with infra-red cameras you see, nurses can't.
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Locutus of Bored wrote: (Post 7631395)
Apparently some do /.../

I think the story is about the magnitude of the installed automaton. Cool links though; looks as if one of those are to the company who builds these machines :bolian:

Mr. Laser Beam February 3 2013 07:43 PM

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trekkiedane wrote: (Post 7633165)
Quote:

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7631341)
As long as it's not a robot actually taking the blood from my body, I'm OK with this.

Funny you should mention that... Just the other day I watched a news segment about robots being used for that purpose because they are much better than humans in identifying the exact spot to do just that. They can see through the skin with infra-red cameras you see, nurses can't.

:eek: You definitely don't want to be there when that robot malfunctions and jabs that needle in the wrong place and/or harder than it needed to be...

trekkiedane February 3 2013 08:11 PM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
Yeah... I too am in two minds about it :lol:

J. Allen February 3 2013 09:20 PM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
They've released a picture of the blood testing robot:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8ef06699.jpg

My feelings are mixed.

Kommander February 3 2013 11:43 PM

Re: Blood testing by robot.
 
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Locutus of Bored wrote: (Post 7631395)
Rampaging robot vampires that charge during the day and feast on the blood of unsuspecting hospital patients by night?

Where do I insert the stake to kill it? Do I need a digital stake? Do they still die in sunlight or just look all sparkly?


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