New technologies such as 3D printing and sensor chips are changing the face of medicine. But the first group of Clinical Technology Bachelor’s students have proven that even simpler, familiar technologies such as operating lamps and stethoscopes can be improved, as shown in their graduation projects. These graduates want to use new technology to make life easier for both the medical specialists and the patients. The graduation ceremony for the first cohort of Clinical Technology Bachelor’s students will be taking place in Delft on Thursday 12 October.
Three years ago, TU Delft, Leiden University (LUMC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus MC) joined forces to offer medicine and technology courses as part of the joint Bachelor's degree programme in Clinical Technology. The initiative was driven by calls from the healthcare sector. Medical technology is playing an increasingly important role in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics and nursing homes. “And it’s also necessary thanks to an aging population, staff shortages and increasing healthcare costs”, says Arjo Loeve, Biomechanical Engineering lecturer and researcher at TU Delft and coordinator of the Clinical Technology graduation projects. “In the future, an operating room without a clinical technologist will be a rarity. These new medical professionals make sure that the technology is used in the best way possible.” The students’ graduation projects are perfect examples of this.
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