The technological future of medicine

Modern medicine is an area of continuous development, where what previously seemed like a science fiction script is now becoming an everyday reality.

It turns out that high-precision and critical tasks can also be performed by a machine, and the brain and labour of human hands can be replaced by smart technology.
This is a good way to go, especially today, in a pandemic reality and at a time when thoughtful solutions are needed to improve care for the older generation, and patients' needs are becoming more specific.

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Supporting the silver generation


Statistics show that the population is aging. This means that in the future we will need solutions that support seniors on the one hand and, on the other, relieve the burden on nursing homes and medical centres, and allow seniors to stay in the environment in which they feel most comfortable - at home.

And this is where technology comes into play, specifically APA solutions. Responsive telemonitoring using mobile devices, robot assistants and EEG analysis are just some of the innovations that make it possible to support the needs of older people more efficiently and effectively.   

Solutions for a pandemic scenario


The pandemic brought new problems to light, but its beginning was a driving force for the implementation of new technological ideas. An example is the robot-assistant, an innovative device for medicine that is intended to support doctors and care staff in repetitive tasks.

This device minimizes the need for staff to enter "dirty" areas, reducing the risk of infection for medical staff. The robot can be disinfected after use.

Another solution is the Elodia Monitor. A system designed for COVID and infectious wards to allow audio-video contact between patients and hospital staff for remote interviews. Elodia Monitor minimizes the risk of infection and optimizes staff workflow. It has a direct impact on material savings (PPE) and does not interfere with the hospital's IT infrastructure.

Scientists say that in today's globalized world, the probability of epidemics in the future is high, so it makes sense to be prepared for such an eventuality with all the necessary facilities and know-how.

Regardless of whether the negative vision comes true, the robotization of medicine seems to be only a matter of time. After all, “machine” medical assistants also work well under ordinary conditions.

Medical technology that improves rehabilitation


Next to medical treatment, rehabilitation is a very important stage in the recovery process. At APA, we understand these needs well, and it is for these needs that we developed PainMonit, a multimodal pain monitoring platform for recovery and beyond.

The telemedicine system monitors the intensity of pain so that the physiotherapist or doctor can control the critical moments for the patient's functional state and react accordingly. PainMonit is intended to allow the assessment of pain levels in all patients, such as those who are unconscious or unable to communicate.

The future in practice organisation


Hospitals, clinics, and even aesthetic medicine providers face difficulties of various types, but one of the challenges is good workflow.

It can be streamlined with the use of SRS system for medical practices. The devices hanging by the door display information about who is admitting in the room and what their specialty and working hours are.

This is important from both a patient and staff perspective. Incoming patients have access to a clear schedule, and physicians can conveniently manage medical offices. That means more time for what really matters in medicine, which is human care.   

Telemonitoring - care without time constraints

Meet Elodia, a product that enables remote monitoring and constant contact with residents of a care center. Conduct video interviews, handle requests, respond to any emergency calls, generate reports. Stay up to date and provide comfort to those who need it.

A robot that supports medical staff

The robot, which was created in cooperation with KUKA and the Silesian University of Technology, is a specialised assistive device that can be delegated to the most repetitive medical tasks, such as taking temperature, delivering meals or cleaning dangerous substances.

Intelligent analysis of biomedical signals

TeleBrain is a system based on innovative methods of deep learning and processing EEG signals with the aim to automate the diagnosis and accelerate the decision-making process, obtaining a preliminary, even indicative diagnosis. The analysis of the EEG signal takes place in the so-called cloud. This is useful in the context of medical care of newborns, rehabilitated patients or in the evaluation of neurodegenerative changes.

Critical condition monitoring

In medical practice, it is crucial to identify the critical moments for the patient's functional status. PainMonit, our multimodal pain monitoring platform, helps with this. It works by advanced analysis of parameters such as electrical activity of the skin, heart, muscles and brain, as well as analysis of heart rate, pulse wave and access between heartbeats. In this way, the occurrence of pain can be observed without patient interaction.

Practical solutions for practices

The SRS practice management system makes it easy to control rooms in clinics and hospitals. Devices hanging at the door display all necessary information. This solves the problem of analogue pieces of paper, looks professional and gives you a full view of cabinet occupancy.

Looking to the future, or Nazca for health

Among the potential APA solutions dedicated to hospitals and private clinics are those that fully exploit the potential of Nazca. Example? Intuitive management of lighting, blinds and room temperature for increased patient comfort.

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