Konica Minolta and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) have collaborated on the investigation of automatic wound (pressure ulcer) measurement and monitoring solution. The clinical study result of using a non-contact hand-held wound measurement device (HWMD) was updated at the recent Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress 2017.
The HWMD allows clinicians to capture 3-Dimensional wound data and uses machine learning algorithms to automatically detect wound boundary and translate into 3-Dimensional wound measurements without the need for invasive manual measures. Impacts of the solution include increasing efficiency and productivity by taking manual wound measurements out of the picture, reducing variability and inconsistencies that follow from manual assessments, and easy access to wound history and information in 3-Dimension anywhere, any time.
“Leveraging on Konica Minolta’s experience and leadership in image and colour processing, this innovation aims to improve the productivity of clinicians in hospitals and also enhances the quality of patient care through efficiency and accuracy” said Rachel Goh, Director, Business Innovation Centre, Asia Pacific, Konica Minolta, Inc. “We are excited about our progress in this space and are currently collaborating with various other healthcare institutions to bring more technology capabilities to the continuum of healthcare.”