Health is a matter of concern to all of us and it forms the backbone of each one of our life. Information and communication technologies are increasingly providing us with the tools and knowledge that we need for improving healthcare, offering solutions that benefit patients as well as healthcare professionals and institutions in both the private and public sectors worldwide. E-health can serve as a vehicle for the transformation of health conditions in the developing world, particularly for those living in rural and remote areas.
Need for a global vision in regard to health
As in other sectors of the economy, e-solutions and e-health solutions are intended not merely to resolve an ad hoc issue but to serve as the instrument for changing and improving the health system itself. An example of this: the computerized collection and transfer via satellite of epidemiological data relating to a given infectious disease are certainly interesting and of scientific benefit. While it can provide faster and more reliable means of collecting data over time, other than in cases of great urgency, it will have no direct impact on the approach being pursued for eradicating that disease in a given region. Without a global vision of health, there can be no continuity in e-health projects. Of course, this vision and the priorities that are associated with it must be defined and proposed by health professionals, but at the same time, it must have the support of the authorities and the community. Without a shared vision, there can be no shared viability in the future.
Melanoma Detection at an Early Stage
Melanoma is a cancer that instigates in melanocytes, which are deep epidermal cells that produces the pigment melanin. Optical scanners have promising sensitivity rates i.e., they identify most melanomas but show low specificity, i.e., many skin lesions are mislabeled as suspicious and proceed to unnecessary biopsy. MelaFind uses a lens system that creates images of the light scattered back from the lesions, an illuminator that reflects light of upto10 wavelengths, and a light sensor to measure the tissue up to 2.5 mm beneath the skin’s surface. By using a skin disorder database the information from device is transmitted into the image analysis algorithms.
A treatment suggestion is also provided; i.e., MelaFind positive (high degree of morphological disorganization) or MelaFind negative (low degree of morphological disorganization). The goal is to relieve the patients with needless biopsy scars, with the added benefits of eliminating the cost of unnecessary measures. The key to melanoma cure is an early detection before cancer spreads beyond the epidermal skin layer.
Implanting Nerve Stimulating Device to Eliminate Migraine
With the changing lifestyle, persistent headaches are common. Stress has increased significantly due to excess work and as a result, patients have resorted to self-medication with known analgesic drug brands. For a headache, aspirin is the most common brand available worldwide. According to the world health organization (WHO), the occurrence of a headache among adults is about 50%. Electronic aspirin is an advanced technology and is a patient-powered tool for blocking SPG signals at the first sign of a headache. For example, relief from migraine, a cluster headache, and other facial and head pains. It is a medical technology which has been motorized for patients to help them relieve pain. In this technology, the miniaturized device is implanted using oral surgery, leaving no visible scars. The patient holds a remote controller up to their cheek and begins the neurostimulation therapy when he senses a cluster attack.
Needle-free Diabetes Sensor to Read Glucose-level
There is a biosensor system that reads the glucose levels without tearing the skin and has continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps, which is the best option for automating most of the complicated daily process of blood sugar management. Symphony tCGM biosensor comprises a handheld electric-toothbrush-like device which removes just enough top-layer skin cells. This helps to put the patient’s blood chemistry within the signal range of a patch-borne biosensor. This sensor contains an enzyme which reacts with the glucose and relays the indication as an electric signal. The impulse passes wirelessly to a handheld device, which records and monitors the readings.
Extending Remote Care with Unprecedented Ease-of-Use
RP-VITA robot is designed with patient interaction in mind and is the first telemedicine robot designed for the remote doctor-to-patient consults that combines the state-of-the-art telecommunications and autonomous navigation technology. It is a multi-faceted medical device that features Auto Drive and an iPad user interface that gives it an unparalleled ease of use and the adaptability of delivering high acuity telemedicine. This Robot allows doctors to effortlessly follow the entire clinical workflow process and puts the doctor at a point of care precisely when and where they need to be.
Disabling Strokes by Valve Job with Heart
Through the femoral artery by catheter from a smaller incision near the grown or ribcage guides the Sapien valve. The valve material is made up of the bovine tissue attached to the stainless-steel stent, which is extended by inflating a small balloon when correctly placed in the valve space. The Sapien transcatheter aortic valve is a life-saving alternative to open-heart surgery for patients who need a new valve but can’t endure the rigors of the operation. This promises to dramatically shorten the period of hospitalizations and is bound to have a positive effect on the cost of care.
The present and the future are rising and will be characterized by rapid change in the technology, ever more reasonable prices, and progressively user-friendly solutions. But these positive trends will be genuinely helpful and sustainable only to the extent that a framework for action, at the health, political, economic, technological and social levels, is up and running within each country.