In an unparalleled field test, selected dialysis patients in Berlin will soon be equipped with a telemedical support system that will enable them to independently perform peritoneal dialysis under daily remote supervision by their doctors.
However, possible complications include undesirable weight gain and fluctuations in blood pressure. To prevent such complications, once a month the doctors treating the case check the PD patient's key medical data regarding factors such as weight and blood pressure, as well as the dialysis data.
However, for elderly patients in particular this interval is too long. As a result, their home PDs frequently have to be discontinued and the dialysis must performed at the hospital.
The new telemedically supported peritoneal dialysis (TAPD) could help make PD safer and more patient-friendly in the future, and at the same time make it usable for a larger number of patients. Siemens' global research unit Corporate Technology is working on TAPD in cooperation with the Vivantes Clinic, the Telemedicine Center Charité (TMCC), Prisma, Tembit, and other partners from the fields of research and industry.
During the field test, a smartphone app lists the key medical data that have been agreed on with the doctor. The app tells the patient how to measure his or her blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygenation, and ECG, for example. Via a special network node known as the Medibox, the measuring equipment transmits the encrypted values along with a pseudonym to the dialysis center.
The app makes sure that the data has actually reached its destination. This data is subsequently stored in the patient's file on the TMCC server. The doctor checks the key medical and treatment data each day and is also automatically notified of any irregularities. This enables doctors to detect changes in the patient's health earlier than has previously been the case so that the patient can be immediately contacted to prevent complications from occurring.
Dr. Norbert Aschenbrenner | Siemens InnovationNews
Cancer cells make blood vessels drug resistant during chemotherapy
02.07.2020 | Hokkaido University
Novel potassium channel activator which acts as a potential anticonvulsant discovered
02.07.2020 | The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Solar cells based on perovskite compounds could soon make electricity generation from sunlight even more efficient and cheaper. The laboratory efficiency of these perovskite solar cells already exceeds that of the well-known silicon solar cells. An international team led by Stefan Weber from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz has found microscopic structures in perovskite crystals that can guide the charge transport in the solar cell. Clever alignment of these "electron highways" could make perovskite solar cells even more powerful.
Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. During this process, the electrons of the material inside the cell absorb the energy of the light....
Empa researchers have succeeded in applying aerogels to microelectronics: Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range – and they are unrivalled in terms of weight.
Electric motors and electronic devices generate electromagnetic fields that sometimes have to be shielded in order not to affect neighboring electronic...
A promising operating mode for the plasma of a future power plant has been developed at the ASDEX Upgrade fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma...
Live event – July 1, 2020 - 11:00 to 11:45 (CET)
"Automation in Aerospace Industry @ Fraunhofer IFAM"
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM l Stade is presenting its forward-looking R&D portfolio for the first time at...
With an X-ray experiment at the European Synchrotron ESRF in Grenoble (France), Empa researchers were able to demonstrate how well their real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams works. With almost 90 percent reliability, they detected the formation of unwanted pores that impair the quality of weld seams. Thanks to a special evaluation method based on artificial intelligence (AI), the detection process is completed in just 70 milliseconds.
Laser welding is a process suitable for joining metals and thermoplastics. It has become particularly well established in highly automated production, for...
02.07.2020 | Event News
19.05.2020 | Event News
07.04.2020 | Event News
03.07.2020 | Life Sciences
03.07.2020 | Studies and Analyses
03.07.2020 | Power and Electrical Engineering