New sensor might help dialysis patients

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Researchers developed a non-invasive optical monitor connected to a mobile app that allows patients to monitor blood flow volume at home

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 14, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

A team of researchers yesterday unveiled an artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted blood flow volume

Researchers at a news conference at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei yesterday demonstrate a non-invasive blood flow volume sensor developed by a team at National Chiao Tung University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Photo: Chien Hui-ju, Taipei Times

sensor for people receiving hemodialysis to help allow early treatment when arteriovenous fistulas become obstructed.

The sensor, developed through six years of effort, was introduced by Paul Chao (趙昌博), a distinguished professor in National Chiao Tung University’s department of electrical and computer engineering, at a news conference at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei.

The number of people receiving dialysis last year reached a record 90,000, with their medical costs totaling NT$44.9 billion (US$1.47 billion), Chao said, citing Ministry of Health and Welfare data.

Taiwan, which is often called the “island of dialysis,” has much lower dialysis costs than other nations, but patients still need to visit a hospital three times a week and spend more than NT$600,000 per year for the treatment, Shin Kong Wu Ho-su Memorial Hospital dialysis center director Lin Bing-shi (林秉熙) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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