Blood testing by robot.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by trekkiedane, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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

    [YT]www.youtube.com/watch?v=se8dOF9-9WA[/YT]​

    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
     
  2. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    Out of curiosity, what sort of reactions are you anticipating?
     
  3. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    NOT MY BLOOD, GODDAMMIT!

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

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    ^Ahhhhhh...that kind of reaction! DAMNED SOCIALIST BLOOD ROBOTS!
     
  5. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    As long as it's not a robot actually taking the blood from my body, I'm OK with this.
     
  6. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  7. The Naughty List

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    Apparently some do:

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

    http://www.provena.org/covenant/body.cfm?id=129&action=detail&ref=2687

    http://www.medgadget.com/2010/05/im..._blood_testing_system_gets_us_approval_1.html

    http://www.novartisdiagnostics.com/products/instruments/procleix-tigris/index.shtml

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

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

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    Someone must have done robot vampires. Or vampire robots. Even if only Asylum or Ed Wood.
     
  10. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^ I swear I saw that in a movie awhile back. I think it was called Knights.
     
  11. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    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.

    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.
    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:
     
  12. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    :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...
     
  13. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah... I too am in two minds about it :lol:
     
  14. Coloratura

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

    [​IMG]

    My feelings are mixed.
     
  15. Kommander

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    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?
     
  16. The Naughty List

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    As someone who has to get frequent blood tests and bi-weekly IV infusion, and whose veins almost always represent a difficulty for nurses and phlebotomists when I visit a new place, I'm wondering why you think humans are somehow better than your completely imaginary assessment of robot accuracy and sensitivity?

    They'll have pressure sensors and scanning ability that will make them far more accurate than humans can be, so I and my Swiss-Cheese looking arms and hands will welcome their introduction if it makes it faster and less stabby.

    You need to stab them in the data port with a silver stake/computer interface.

    Don't worry. Robocop will save us.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. StolenThunder

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    Oh I don't know. I do that plenty as a human. ;)