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Idea combines with tech to create smart medical equipment
  • By Yang Geum-deok
  • Approval 2017.09.05 10:39
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The nasal cavity cleanser, which could not be used for infants because of high pressure and ear infection, has become smarter.

So far, people have had few other options but to cram saline solution into the nasal cavity to cleanse it. Now, however, a smart nasal cavity cleanser has come reflecting the ideas of medical professionals.

“Nose-Pan” is the name of the new device, jointly developed by the medical device integration center at Gachon Universtiy Gil Medical Center 가천대 길병원, G Meditec(주)지메디텍 and Newoptics(주)뉴옵틱스. It can also control injection quantity and temperature

The Gil Medical Center held a meeting to introduce the development processes recently.

According to the medical center, the device has come into being as a medical device company accepted the idea of from clinicians, including Professor Kim Sun-tae김선태 at the otorhinolaryngology department of the hospital.

It was a rare case of successful commercialization of an idea from clinicians because companies are rather skeptical whether the medical professionals’ ideas can succeed in the market.

However, the company actively reflected their idea of healthcare workers, who wished more people to use a more convenient and smart device to prevent yellow sand and fine dust.

As a result, it has developed a nasal cavity cleanser to make people feel comfortable in high pressure, reduce side effects such as the ear infection as well as control injection quantity and temperature.

Nose-Pan can set the volume and temperature with a sticker to indicate temperature and is elephant-shaped for children to use it in familiar ways.

Gil Medical Center registered the patent for the device and transferred the technology to Newoptics for commercialization.

“The device is a good example to reflect clinicians’ ideas and supplement the weaknesses of an existing device for successful marketing,” Professor Kim said. “I hope far more products will come as the result of cooperation between clinicians and medical device companies.”

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