The medical field is always looking for new innovations in technology and other fields that will help them take better care of patients. Health is one of the most important things in human life and it is facing so many threats daily. With diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, AIDS and more, it is easy to understand why the medical field gets so excited about innovation.
The Meet Innov team visited a few events this year including CES in Las Vegas. We came across some really cool inventions and upgrades for almost any gadget and in any field, you can imagine. Today, we have a look at the technologies that were specifically involved with the medical field. For other great innovations and inventions go here.
Technology and Gadgets
Baby temperature measurement. It is never easy to take a baby’s temperature as they are always moving and things get in the way. TempTraq has invented a patch that you can place on the baby and it records all the information you need. It monitors the temperature and sends the data to the mobile devices of the parents or caregivers.
Fitness. If you like to keep track of your fitness but don’t particularly enjoy the bands, watches, etc. that is available, the ring may be your answer. Motiv has invented a fitness ring that monitors heart rate, counts steps, and even tracks your sleeping patterns. Now you don’t have to worry about what to wear or how to hide it. The ring is elegant and small and also water-resistant.
Sleep apnoea. A new smart watch has been invented to help people detect sleep apnoea and also to help improve their quality of sleep. Neogia is behind this great invention and this can potentially save lives as sleep apnoea is often linked to hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Diabetes medication – Diabetes is one of the most dangerous diseases at the moment because of the other health problems that go with it. New medications have been proven successful in reducing cardiovascular disease in diabetics and it has also lowered the mortality rate.
Leukaemia and lymphomas – Cellular immunotherapy is being used to treat leukaemia and lymphomas. Initial studies have shown that this is effective and the treatment is awaiting FDA approval.
Car safety – Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in many countries in the world. There are many reasons why car accidents happen. New safety features have been developed to help prevent accidents through collision warning systems, drowsiness alerts, and more.
HPV tests – Many women are affected by human papillomavirus or HPV. Some of the strains of HPV can lead to cervical cancer. This new test can be self-administered by women themselves and the sample can be sent to a lab to analyse the results.
You can see some of the predictions for what medical technology holds for us at the Medical Futurist website. You will also find some other great information there. Also, visit the Global Events List website for events near you.
Technology keeps impressing us and we say accueil with open arms to these great new innovations.