How to use this bio-medical appliance
The Tingshuo Medical Appliance is a simple and effective alternative to expensive high-end medical appliances, says Andrew Hsu, co-founder and chief technology officer of bio-health tech startup Tingsuo.
“There are no expensive, high-quality medical appliances that can actually treat the underlying health problem, and it’s just not going to be feasible to do so,” he told Business Insider.
“It’s much cheaper to use traditional appliances, and that’s where this one is so powerful.”
So far, the company has launched two of the first TingSuo-designed medical appliances: the TingShuo Medical Vacuum, which works with standard air purifiers, and the Tingle, which can be used to purify air, water and other materials.
Both are built on the same basic platform — a single-core Cortex A9 processor, with 32GB of onboard storage, and a 16GB memory module.
Hsu says the Tinkshuo can do most things a standard medical appliance can, and more.
The Tingle is an open source medical appliance built on Android, and is powered by the Tsinghua University’s TingSHU technology.
Hsieh says Tingle could be a game-changer for the medical appliance market, because it is built using an open, free-flowing platform.
“If you think about it, if you were to make a medical appliance from scratch and use open source software, it would probably be more complicated,” he said.
“You need to be able to build a product that you can use as an open-source platform, which is hard to do.
You can do it, but you also have to be very open.”
Hsu said that if Tingle’s first medical appliance could solve the underlying disease, it could also help medical providers who want to improve the efficiency of their hospitals and doctors.
“I think that there are some big problems with healthcare today,” he explained.
“The current system is based on the idea that you go to the doctor and get some tests done.
And then you take that test and send it to the hospital.
That’s not what it should be.”
He said the Tongshao Medical Appliances could solve this problem, but that the company is working on a better model for what it will be able do.
“This will be a really powerful product, it’s going to change the way doctors treat patients, and we’re going to see lots of different products, not just medical appliances,” he added.