Impressive, IPB University Lecturers Invented Hb Levels Detection Tool Without Injuring Patients
The IPB University research team made a new breakthrough in the health sector. They invented a non-invasive (without injuring the patient) blood hemoglobin (Hb) levels detection device.
The researchers who are members of Productive Innovative Research (Rispro) of the Education Fund Management Institute (LPDP) of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia are Dr Irzaman and Prof Husein Alatas (lecturers of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences/FMIPA) and dr Naufal (Community Nutrition, Faculty of Human Ecology) and Dr Renan Prasta Jenie (lecturer at Binawan Jakarta University and alumni of IPB University).
According to Dr Irzaman, as the Head of the Research Team, this research collaborates with researchers from various scientific backgrounds. Namely PT Tesena Inovindo, Teaching Hospital of Brawijaya University and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN).
"This is needed to enrich the substance of research so that it can produce quality research that is complex and on target," he said.
According to him, the measurement of Hb levels which can only be found in red blood cells has the aim of analyzing the presence or absence of conditions that require special attention. This is because Hb level is an indication of a health problem.
"Meanwhile, until now, the measurement of Hb levels is still through blood tests with a long process. This makes the patient must perform a complete medical examination. The complexity of this has encouraged us to create breakthroughs in effective medical devices," he said.
According to dr Naufal, the device invented by his team does not need to take blood from the patient. But it only needs the patient to insert a finger on the detector, like when using an oxymeter.
"In terms of tools, it is like an oxymeter. So the patient only needs to insert his finger on the device. More or less the process takes three minutes, including the results," said dr Naufal.
Seeing the effectiveness of this tool, Prof Husin added that this research has a tremendous impact on the nation.
“I decided to be involved in this research and fully agree and fully support the ideas of Dr Irzaman and the research team from this amazing consortium. Innovation in this tool is needed to support medical processes in Indonesia," he said.
Meanwhile, according to Dr Renan, this research has gone through diagnostic tests and the results have reached 60 percent.
"Hopefully at this testing stage we can reach a good point of stability. So that it can encourage effectiveness for the community and those in need,” said Dr Renan.
He added that this non-invasive research innovation for measuring Hb levels is still in the testing stage. So it still takes time to then be able to create products that are feasible and appropriate for the community.
"We hope that by 2024 this innovation can already give benefits. So that it can realize the independence of the nation through technology in the health sector which is purely the work of the nation's children who are worldwide," he said.
To ensure the success of this research, the Institute for Research and Community Services (LPPM) IPB University has carried out internal monitoring and evaluation (monev). This activity presented Dr dr Irma H Suparto, Prof Y Aris Purwanto, Dr Ernan Rustiadi and Prof Sugeng Heri Suseno.
"If these targets have been achieved, of course we will be very proud and this will be an innovation that is beneficial to the community," said Dr Ernan, head of LPPM IPB University. (Aisyah/Zul)
Published Date : 28-Mar-2022
Resource Person : Dr Irzaman
Keyword : health, Hb level, IPB University, innovation, Department of Physics
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