Who doesn’t know Mclaren? One of the biggest names in F1. Excelling in automotive industry, it kept on surprising the world with a chain of new products belonging to different industries such as electronic, food industry, TV animation, health care, sports equipment, clothing & accessories & the list goes on. Being the best on providing F1 technology, Mclaren has kept on entertaining the people in car racing championships putting a lot of interesting drama on the race tracks.
After all these wonderful creations, Mclaren is all set to take its F1 technology in the operating rooms. Yes, you heard it right F1 in the operating rooms.
F1 technology is no longer limited on roads, it is now determined to make surgeons more skilful on their job. McLaren Applied Technologies, a subsidiary of the McLaren Technology Group ensured that it will soon be applying their expertise on surgeries, which is also a game of seconds. MAT has made an agreement with Oxford University to enhance key medical skills especially using the F1 technology.
This news is definitely going to leave you inquisitive that how this technology works in surgeries. Here is the information to keep you calm. Hargrove, Technical Director of MAT explains the procedure. A sensor is placed on the elbow of the surgeon while the operation is being carried out. The data is sent via Bluetooth technology to the computers. The sensor produces a stream of data that provides immediate feedback to the surgeons in real time. She says, “We know there are certain traits that distinguish a great surgeon, such as speed and dexterity – how jerky or smooth is their movement when they cut. There’s always a subjective element in teaching any surgeon. This adds objectivity to it …in addition to another surgeon’s feedback.” By comparing the results with previous surgeries carried out, this would actually be helpful in spotting whether the surgeon has improved as compared to the last time or not.
Expert surgeons are also appreciating the advancement brought in by Mclaren. Now, let’s discuss if this technology is helping the patients or not. Sensors are placed on the patients’ body parts in pre-op & post op which helps in identifying patient’s conditions even from home. As a result, doctors can easily observe if the patient’s health is good enough to undergo a surgery. It has been realized that most of the patients don’t like the idea of any device being inserted in their body for any checkup or operational purposes. Hargrove points out that no sensor goes on the patient during surgery “As that aspect is already superbly done”.
The F1 technology is also facilitating in keeping weight check as well. Geoff McGrath says, ‘With data, we can spot a trend – why has this person’s weight gone up when their diet hasn’t changed. Or, we can monitor a person’s gait (how they walk). When a person’s gait changes, it’s usually due to a medical condition. But you don’t notice this visually’
Well, after learning all of this fantastic information, technology is making us proud and so is Mclaren.