Top 5 Innovative Medical Technologies

Top 5 Innovative Medical Technologies

Top 5 Innovative Medical Technologies

 

Medical innovations are designed to enhance the world by increasing efficiency and hope. We will highlight some recent notable discoveries in this field.

 

  1. Microchips For Modeling Clinical Trials

Microchip modeling for clinical trials is a rather new advent and helps practitioners more accurately diagnose treatments without the use of animal testing. These microchips generally are the size of a USB flash drive and feature micro-fabrication to resemble organs and capillaries. They have been proven to reconstruct main features of the lungs that distinguish how the human system reacts to certain antibodies. This creation hopefully will lead to more efficient and advanced treatments.

 

  1. 3D Printed Biological Materials

3D printers are one of the greatest inventions of the 21st Century. Not just can they be used to make models of architecture, but they are also used to make things like prosthetic limbs and skin. That is right, using stem cells and other materials; the printer can create things like cartilage, bone, skin, and even organs. This does not mean that we can just print a heart and it can be used in a heart transplant, but it does affect the way testing can be done.

 

  1. Needle-Free Diabetes Care

Having diabetes is difficult, particularly because of the constant need to draw blood for glucose testing. Echo Therapeutics makes promises of developing a biosensor that reads and analysis blood through the skin. The technology also will be able to wirelessly transmit these analytics and also will alert patients when their glucose levels are unsafe.

 

  1. Robotic Check-Ups

A pivotal creation for medical technology is the new medical robots that are designed to aid doctors to effectively diagnose patients remotely. In addition, these medical robots now can even stroll down hospital hallways and actually interact with each patient in different rooms. Companies like InTouch Technologies and iRobot Corp are rediscovering the doctor patient relationship.

 

  1. Electronic Aspirin

There are some unfortunate people who suffer from regular migraines, cluster headaches, and other irritable symptoms associated with head pain. Consequentially, taking ibuprofen on a regular basis may not alleviate these symptoms. Therefore, Autonomic Technologies invented something called the ATI Neurostimulator. How it works is a permanent implant of a nerve-stimulating device resides in the upper side of the head that normally is affected by headaches and migraines. Then, whenever a patient notices their headache begin, they can block the sphenopalaltine ganglion nerves and this results in blocking neurotransmitters associated with the pain.