Best 5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

Best 5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

In this modern era of technology people are investing lots of money and time to it's development.So,medical technology is always advancing, bringing about new benefits for hospitals, doctors, and patients.Every IT company taking extra care of these medical technology as well.They are trying their best to improve the medical technology in daily basis and try to make the world of medicine a better place.So here in this article we're going to share some of the best revolutionary medical technologies.

Implantable Pain Relievers

Certain types of headaches, like cluster headaches, are extremely painful, yet don’t respond to treatment with most traditional pain relievers. A company called Autonomic Technologies, Inc. has created an implant meant to treat the pain that comes with cluster headaches. The ATI Neurostimulation System is placed at the SPG nerve bundle in the face, just above the second molar. The SPG nerve bundle is the culprit for causing painful cluster headaches. ATI’s device is controlled by the patient, and sends electronic pulses into the SPG nerves, providing therapy for headaches.

Electronic Aspirin

For people who suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, and other causes of chronic, excruciating head or facial pain, the "take two aspirins and call me in the morning" method is useless. Doctors have long associated the most severe, chronic forms of headache with the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a facial nerve bundle, but haven't yet found a treatment that works on the SPG long-term. A technology under clinical investigation at Autonomic Technologies, Inc., (Redwood City, CA) is a patient-powered tool for blocking SPG signals at the first sign of a headache. The system involves the permanent implant of a small nerve stimulating device in the upper gum on the side of the head normally affected by headache. The lead tip of the implant connects with the SPG bundle, and when a patient senses the onset of a headache, he or she places a handheld remote controller on the cheek nearest the implant. The resulting signals stimulate the SPG nerves and block the pain-causing neurotransmitters.

Needle-Free Diabetes Care

Diabetes self-care is a pain—literally. It brings the constant need to draw blood for glucose testing, the need for daily insulin shots and the heightened risk of infection from all that poking. Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps are today's best options for automating most of the complicated daily process of blood sugar management – but they don't completely remove the need for skin pricks and shots. But there's new skin in this game. Echo Therapeutics (Philadelphia, PA) is developing technologies that would replace the poke with a patch. The company is working on a transdermal biosensor that reads blood analytes through the skin without drawing blood. The technology involves a handheld electric-toothbrush-like device that removes just enough top-layer skin cells to put the patient's blood chemistry within signal range of a patch-borne biosensor. The sensor collects one reading per minute and sends the data wirelessly to a remote monitor, triggering audible alarms when levels go out of the patient's optimal range and tracking glucose levels over time.

Robotic Check-Ups

A pillar of health reform is improving access to the best health care for more people. Technology is a cost-effective and increasingly potent means to connect clinics in the vast and medically underserved rural regions of the United States with big city medical centers and their specialists. Telemedicine is well established as a tool for triage and assessment in emergencies, but new medical robots go one step further—they can now patrol hospital hallways on more routine rounds, checking on patients in different rooms and managing their individual charts and vital signs without direct human intervention. The RP-VITA Remote Presence Robot produced jointly by iRobot Corp. and InTouch Health is the first such autonomous navigation remote-presence robot to receive FDA clearance for hospital use. The device is a mobile cart with a two-way video screen and medical monitoring equipment, programmed to maneuver through the busy halls of a hospital.

iPhone Pulse Readings

Need to check your pulse rate and oxygen levels? There’s an app for that. iSpO2 by Masimo takes your pulse, detects oxygen levels, and taxes perfusion index readings. It comes with a sensor that goes onto your ring finger to determine this information. It’s not meant for use at home, but the idea is that people like aviators and people who engage in extreme sports can get this important information without needing to go to a doctor. For people who need to know basic vitals, this program is just the thing.

New technologies are constantly in development to help people stay healthy, better diagnose disease, treat illness, and provide a better quality of life.Whether it’s monitoring diabetes without pricking a finger or wearing a defibrillator, these new innovations are bettering quality of life for patients, and giving healthcare professionals more avenues through which to help care for people.
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