Top 10 Inventions In The Field Of Healthcare

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6. An efficient air barrier system for surgery rooms

air barrier system for surgery rooms

In spite of the fact that most people believe surgery rooms to be the most sterile areas in the world, in reality numerous cases of hospital infections happen because these spaces are not as microbe, bacteria and virus-free as initially though. The good news is that this issue can be handled correctly with the help of a special barrier system such as the one invented by Nimbic Systems. To summarize, the role of the device is to filter the air from microorganisms and maintain the atmosphere above the patient’s body sterile throughout the entire surgical intervention.

 

7. The bionic eye

bionic eye

At the beginning of February 2013 the first bionic eye was successfully implanted in a patient with impaired vision. Integrating a custom pair of glasses with a fitted mini-camera and around 60 electrodes, the Argus II is a revolutionary technology aimed at people who were born blind or suffer from low vision. The genius of the bionic eye stems from the fact that the device permits ophthalmologists to create a visual pathway directly from the retina to the brain.

 

8. The Ion Proton sequencer

Ion Proton sequencer

Healthcare professionals interested in research or currently working in laboratories have a lot of reasons to be happy about the launching of Life Technology’s newest gadget, namely the Ion Proton sequencer. First off, it is necessary to mention that the device managed to digitize a task that ate up a lot of time and resources. Therefore, not only does the sequencer provide results 100 times faster, but specialists estimate that such gadgets will work even quicker in the not so distant future. Therefore, it has great potential for becoming a crucial part of the basic medical care system.

 

9. The symbionic leg

symbionic leg

If you watched the 2012 London Olympic Games, then the symbionic leg worn by Oscar Pistorius aka Blade Runner needs no further introductions. What were once two separate prostheses for the knee and ankle has turned into a veritable bionic leg that helps users perform activities they previously though impossible. Moreover, the leg is designed to be extremely comfortable and allows a better gait, hence significantly reducing the hip and back pain associated with the traditional leg prostheses.

 

10. The solar autoclave for sterilizing medical equipment

solar autoclave for sterilizing medical equipment

In spite of the popular belief, the sterilization of the medical equipment implies more than boiling the tools, whereas eliminating the germs, bacteria and viruses is not achieved only by wiping the utensils with a clean cloth dipped in medical alcohol. Large hospitals and medical facilities in the major cities have already acquired special equipment for sterilization purposes. On the other hand, it is fairly difficult to find the same conditions in developing and/or rural areas, where a significant number of patients end up with post-surgery infections. For the latter category, the MIT solarclave might be the answer due to its relatively simple mechanism, efficiency and – since it is based on solar power – limited resource consumption.

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