Transplanted organ caregivers
2002/07/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
A team of scientists from the University of Ulster has developed a sensor that will monitor the state of the organs to be transplanted. The microelectrode sensor acquires the electrical and chemical characteristics of the organ at all times and is transmitted to the hospital. In this way, the surgeon who will perform the intervention knows at the moment whether the newly arrived organ is in adequate conditions for its transplant.
In case the organ arrives in bad condition, it will be easier to know the reason for it, since all the data obtained by sensors are stored. In this way, in the following cases you can solve what has been done wrong.