EDMONTON, AB, Nov. 10, 2022 /CNW/ – Final Thursday got here an thrilling achievement within the realm of healthcare expertise, showcasing a promising potential of the now not-so-distant future. On November 3rd, 2022, Wosler Company, a Canadian healthcare expertise firm, carried out its first long-distance profitable telerobotic sonography take a look at scan. As a part of this take a look at, a sonographer stationed in London, Ontario, remotely piloted a robotic system over 3000 km (1864 mi) away to carry out an ultrasound scan in Wabasca, Alberta, whereas sustaining audio-video communication all through the complete scanning course of. This marked the primary time a distant ultrasound scan was carried out on this method in Wabasca and really possible the primary time a very unassisted scan of this nature has been carried out in Canada.
In keeping with Dr. Henry Madubuobi, CEO and Co-founder of Wosler Company, “Whereas shadowing a rural physician in Wabasca, I had a affected person who had a breast lump and was given a requisition for an ultrasound scan. Nonetheless, because the nearest clinic that might do that job was over 300 km away, she was not capable of make this journey and as an alternative selected to reside with the uncertainty of most cancers”. The hopelessness felt in that interplay was the idea of Wosler’s conception and pledge to help underserved and understaffed communities by means of technological improvements. Many communities may benefit from this imaginative and prescient, as in keeping with Statistics Canada and the U.S. Census Bureau there are almost 70 million folks dwelling in rural and distant places the place entry to specialised healthcare, together with diagnostic ultrasound companies, is proscribed.
Given the current advances in telemedicine, Wosler goals to capitalize on this healthcare shift by constructing a platform of interconnected units that may remotely serve sufferers world wide. This scalable enterprise mannequin would permit sonographers—and finally different healthcare suppliers—to offer specialised healthcare companies remotely. This might allow rural and distant communities such because the indigenous neighborhood of Wabasca, who would in any other case wrestle to recruit and retain sonographers, to have fixed and dependable entry to diagnostic ultrasound companies. Wosler additionally maintains that their technological future developments are aimed to permit sure repetitive and monotonous points of sonography to be automated, permitting for better workflow effectivity and activity pace. Resolving these points are of the utmost significance, and the way forward for healthcare has by no means been any brighter.
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Written by: Samir Boulazreg
SOURCE Wosler Corp.