A growing technology gave us some cool and useful medical gadgets. Yes, today technology has revolutionized everything- right from the way we communicate to the way we live. Medical science also has been revolutionized due to this rapid advancement of technology. From using hefty, scary looking monstrous machines and relying on visits to the hospital to get our vitals checked on a daily basis, we now increasingly have sleek and sophisticated devices that enable us to monitor our health on a real time basis. Some of the coolest medical gadgets to come up are:
Top 10 Medical Gadgets
Electronic Underwear Preventing Bed Sores
Bedsores develop when patients, especially old people stay in bed, motionless for a long time. This leads to skin getting compressed and lack of ample blood circulation which in turn leads to development of wounds. Some people even succumb to such sores. Sean Dukelaw, Canadian researcher has invented the electric underpants. What this medical gadget does is enable blood circulation by delivering a small electric charge every 10 minutes and making it appear as if the patient was moving around. This takes care of the sores.
Using a light bulb as disinfectant
Places having disease-ridden people- especially hospitals, morgues etc- serve as a fertile ground for infections to spread to the healthy people. Ingido-Clean has come up with a technique to prevent this using visible light to disinfect the surroundings on a continuous basis. The light reflects off the room surface and walls and penetrates the harmful organism’s vital molecules, rendering it ineffective. This is one of the useful medical gadget.
Developed by Nano-Retina, a technology company, artificial retina is a solution for sight restoration. It is for people who lose eyesight due to various retinal diseases. This device consists of an implant which works to replace the function of the photoreceptor cells that have been damaged and also stimulate the healthy ones. Along with the chip comes a set of glasses to be worn.
Asthma Monitoring Device
The ADAMM or the Automated Device For Asthma Monitoring And Management is just apt for the rising cases of asthma, especially due to worsening levels of pollution. It has an app to enable 24/7 monitoring and real time information of the patient. To ensure security, the app and device are connected to the hospital. The app has a myriad of uses and is useful in setting reminders of medication, treatment plans, tracking symptoms, data storage, voice journal etc.
Used as a pain relief wearable, this is basically a knee brace and a smart addition to the medical world. It has sensors for collecting data for records. Designed in a patient friendly manner to give relief from knee issues, it is also Bluetooth compatible. It comes with an app via which all records are accessible. Its best feature is the pain relief button for tackling spasms etc.
Cloud DX’s Vitaliti
Looks like a funky necklace but in reality, the Vitaliti is a modern age proof of scientific progress. It provides storage and communication both. It contains sensors to detect all your body vitals like breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature etc. This information can be processed, stored and accessed at all times. It is also Bluetooth compatible. Seems technology is revolutionizing the healthcare industry.
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Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases ever. Although it is extremely important to ensure regular breast checkups, many women still ignore it. But not anymore. Launched by Cycadia Health, a fast growing tech start up, is a ‘smart bra’ called the IT Bra that keeps a note of the person’s breast health. It keeps tabs on the mammary gland tissues and relays information to a companion app. Coolest medical gadget 😉
Gone are the days when ECG check-ups involved scary looking machines and huge bills. The Qardiocore is the new kid on the block and uses the miniaturization technology. This little device can be very easily fastened to the chest and keeps a regular check on your heart and other vitals. Its biggest advantage is it doesn’t need any wires or sticky tapes and is completely wireless. It is also tiny with respect to weight in comparison with the other bulky machines
Google’s smart contact lenses – One of the Coolest Medical Gadgets
These lenses are for patients with diabetes who also wear glasses and functions on the basis that a person’s level of glucose is measurable via the composition of their tear fluid. The data is gathered and sent to a connecting app, and is then processed and analyzed. Google also says that these lenses can be used to bring back a person’s natural focus of vision. These lens represent another milestone achieved by the company in building revolutionary gadgets that really make a difference. This medical gadget from Google is beneficial to a lot of people around the globe.
The Valedo back therapy kit
This is an ingenious device for patients with lower back related issues. With the kind of sedentary lifestyle the modern day man lives today, more and more are being diagnosed with some sort of back related pain. In such a scenario, this device assumes a lot of importance. To make it more interesting, the machine has a gaming platform to make the user work out using video games. There is a module attached to the back of the user which has sensors, stores and transmits data to the companion app. It is Bluetooth enabled.