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Headline: Konica Minolta Collaborates with Tan Tock Seng Hospital to Bring an Automatic Wound Measurement and Monitoring Solution to the Medical Industry
Konica Minolta Collaborates with Tan Tock Seng Hospital to Bring an Automatic Wound Measurement and Monitoring Solution to the Medical Industry
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – October 11, 2017 – KonicaMinolta, an integral value provider with customer-centric solutions, and TanTock Seng Hospital (TTSH), one of Singapore’s largest multi-disciplinaryhospitals, have collaborated on the investigation of automatic wound (pressureulcer) measurement and monitoring solution. The clinical study result of usinga non-contact hand-held wound measurement device (HWMD) was updated at therecent Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress 2017.
Effective woundmanagement is challenging. Variety of wounds can occur and are treated bymultiple healthcare professionals across settings. Wound imaging along withobjective and precise measurements are paramount to improve prognostic valuesof healing and treatment efficacy (Chang et al. 2011, Hammond 2011). Current practicemay lack accuracy and consistency that are dependent on users, time consumingand requires direct contact with wound beds (Hammond 2014, Langemo et al 2015).
The HWMD allows clinicians to capture 3-Dimensionalwound data and uses machine learning algorithms to automatically detect woundboundary and translate into 3-Dimensional wound measurements without the needfor invasive manual measures. Impacts of the solution include increasingefficiency and productivity by taking manual wound measurements out of thepicture, reducing variability and inconsistencies that follow from manualassessments, and easy access to wound history and information in 3-Dimensionanywhere, any time.
“Leveraging on KonicaMinolta’s experience and leadership in image and colour processing, this innovationaims to improve the productivity of clinicians in hospitals and also enhancesthe quality of patient care through efficiency and accuracy” said Ms RachelGoh, Director, Business Innovation Centre, Asia Pacific, Konica Minolta, Inc. Goh added ” We are excited about our progressin this space and are currently collaborating with various other healthcareinstitutions to bring more technology capabilities to the continuum of healthcare”.
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