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15:57 12 Nov 2021

Students in Dnipro developed a "smart" IV that can call a nurse

Students from Dnipro invented an IV that monitors the amount of medication and the rate of dripping. If something goes wrong, it sends a message to the nurse's phone.

Their device can save thousands of lives, ShoTam reports.

20-year-old Anna Panova and her mentor, engineer Serhii Poslavskyi dream of simplifying the work of doctors. Their project is called Infusion Light. This is a special device that is put on the air valve on the IV and monitors the amount of medication and the rate of dripping.

If something goes wrong, the device sends a message to the nurse directly to the phone. The nurse will instantly learn that the drip rate has changed and will be able to correct the needle or help a patient who has become ill.

But Anna's own sad experience inspired her to invent. At the age of three, her leg was severely injured due to improper catheter insertion. Now the girl wants to protect all people from dangerous IVs.

In 2019, no one could have predicted that in three years tens or even hundreds of thousands of IVs would be delivered daily in Ukraine. The project is almost ready. The team printed the first batch of devices on a 3D printer. Serhii and Anna are testing IVs at an engineering school.

Already three hospitals have responded and invited inventors.

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