There have been 36 deaths in Taiwan caused by the B flu epidemic ever since the eve of the Chinese New Year. Also, the stomach flu epidemic has been attacking Taiwan by causing severe symptoms and even deaths all over the island. It will definitely relieve the severe condition a lot by adopting this effective treatment within sufficient medical care and the innovative virus sensor invented by NTU medical team. The NTU cross-boundary medical team led by Professor Lin Shi-Ming of NTU Medical School and Professor Chang Luan-Yih from the pediatrics department of NTU Hospital announced that they’ve successfully invented the virus sensor for children’s medical care at home, which features virus detection, data calculation and long-distance transportation. This innovative invention makes it possible that parents will be able to detect the stomach virus and the A/B flu epidemic for their children at home within only 12 minutes. Also, it enables parents to report the detection results back to their doctors via smart phones immediately. Thus, it is more effective and efficient than the conventional treatment.
NTU President Lee Si-Chen highly recommended and recognized the innovative breakthrough of this virus sensor invented by the NTU cross-boundary medical team led by Professor Lin Shi-Ming and the following doctors: Yang Pan-Chyr, Chang Luan-Yih, Sheu Bor-Ching. They’ve been devoting to the area of children’s medical care to improve the conventional virus detection by experimenting sample of each patient and developing the optical technique combined with nanotechnology. Recently the NTU medical team has just successfully presented the portable gadget, sViroSensor (the virus sensor for children’s medical care at home), detecting the stomach flu and the flu epidemic for young children. It is more effective and efficient than the conventional treatment. Meanwhile, the home sensor avoids the risk of public infection in hospitals, which is great to be seen for improving children’s medical care.
Professor Lin Shi-Ming has also pointed out that it’s crucial to improve the conventional virus detection for the stomach flu epidemic because it usually took one to five days to receive the detection results, which meant a great deal of suffering and medical expenses before. Consequently, lots of patients suffered from the delay of treatment and. The virus sensor for children’s’ medical care at home features virus detection, calculation and long-distance transportation. As well, this innovative invention is combined with the nanotechnology, optical technique and the features of smart phones. The newly invented detector captures the results of the virus as the following: the B flu influenza, the A flu, the EV 71 stomach flu, the Adeno virus. The detection results can be received immediately by using nanotechnology and the optical technique via an innovative chip using nano-technology, which makes the accuracy up to 90 percent.
Something great to be expected is that this innovative invention makes it possible that parents will be able to detect the stomach virus and the A/B flu influenza for their children at home within only 12 minutes. Also, it enables parents to report the detection results back to their doctors via smart phones immediately, which makes the long-distance consult possible in time. Also, doctors will be able to diagnose the patients with the most appropriate description according to the detection results from the parents via smart phones. Thus, it is more effective and efficient than the conventional treatment. Meanwhile, the home sensor avoids the risk of public infection in hospitals, which is great to be seen for improving children’s medical care.
“It is highly expected that the EV 71 stomach flu epidemic will be spreading on the island this spring because it hasn’t been peaking over the past three years” according to the disease control bureau, said the superintendent of NTU Medical School. Thus the virus detection at home will definitely be a great help for its innovative breakthrough of Professor Lin’s invention. With this innovative detector, parents will be able to get the sample from young kids’ throats along with the immediate diagnosis via smart phones within only 12 minutes. Hence, parents can report the detection results back to the doctor through long-distance consult. This will be a great benefit for children’s medical care and avoid the delay of the conventional treatment and the huge medical expenses.
With the great support from the National Research Program for Biopharmaceuticals held by the National Science Council and the financial aid from National Taiwan University, this research plan has been successfully promoted and is thus viewed as the spotlight recently. NTU President, Lee Si-Chen pointed out that National Taiwan University has been focusing on health care over the years and thus founded the cross-boundary research team for a better medical environment with significant achievements and contributions recently. What they have done is absolutely a great feedback showing their contribution to the society.