Patients to Receive Injection from Distance

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Iranian researchers built a device that can automatically give injections to patients from distance.

Iranian researchers at Gilan University of Medical Sciences have developed a device that can provide patients with injections from distance.

In an interview with ISNA, as translated by IFP, Dr. Najmollah Tayefeh said that Dr. Tahriri and his team managed to build a four-channelled device that opens up an opportunity for patients to receive injections remotely.

Tayefeh noted that the mechanism of the device is quite analogous to the one in mobile systems and added, “The physician simply types the required USSD code in the device from anywhere in the world and receive information about the patient’s condition.”

“After receiving the patient’s test results, the physician can even prescribe the required medicine and update the device on new injection orders,” he went on to say.

According to him, the device can automatically inject the patient with the prescribed medicine.

Tayefeh stressed that the device has a beneficial option that, at specific hours during the day, it receives information about the patient’s medication and do the injection automatically.

He further announced that the first sample of the device, which is solely for injection, has been already produced.

“There are four channels mounted on the device, each equipped with one reservoir,” Tayefeh said, adding that “after the injection is finished, the syringe is automatically returned to the reservoir for getting refilled.”

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