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Old February 3 2013, 03:03 AM   #1
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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
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Old February 3 2013, 03:15 AM   #2
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

Out of curiosity, what sort of reactions are you anticipating?
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Old February 3 2013, 03:20 AM   #3
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

NOT MY BLOOD, GODDAMMIT!

ONCE THEY GET A TASTE FOR BLOOD, THEY'LL WANT MORE! MORE I SAY!!!!
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Old February 3 2013, 03:21 AM   #4
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

^Ahhhhhh...that kind of reaction! DAMNED SOCIALIST BLOOD ROBOTS!
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Old February 3 2013, 04:07 AM   #5
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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.
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Old February 3 2013, 04:20 AM   #6
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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.
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Old February 3 2013, 04:21 AM   #7
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

trekkiedane wrote: View Post
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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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?
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Old February 3 2013, 05:11 PM   #8
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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!
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Old February 3 2013, 05:34 PM   #9
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

Someone must have done robot vampires. Or vampire robots. Even if only Asylum or Ed Wood.
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Old February 3 2013, 06:07 PM   #10
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^ I swear I saw that in a movie awhile back. I think it was called Knights.
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Old February 3 2013, 06:38 PM   #11
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

thestrangequark wrote: View Post
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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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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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
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Old February 3 2013, 06:43 PM   #12
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

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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.
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...
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

Yeah... I too am in two minds about it
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Old February 3 2013, 08:20 PM   #14
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Re: Blood testing by robot.

They've released a picture of the blood testing robot:



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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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