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Medical Devices and Trends Disrupting Healthcare in 2019

Medical Devices | Medical Innovations | Insights Care
  1. Digiceuticals

Are you  suffering from obesity, diabetes, substance abuse, or some other disease? Well, treating them is now easy with digiceuticals. These aren’t any new pills in the market, but mere apps – ingenious apps. They will now replace pills and aid in treatment of various medical condions, of your body and mind. Digital therapeutics play the role similar to that of prescribed medicines. These collect data of a patient’s conditions continuously and helps in the treatment through behavioural and lifestyle changes. Moreover, these apps train your mind to fight the diseases as an alternative to taking drugs for the same purpose.

  1. AI and Healthcare

The talk of AI is everywhere today. Many industries have accepted and exploited the technology, but in healthcare, it has the potential to bring life-changing transformations. From preventive treatment to automated operation to precision surgery, the applications of AI will be limitless. The medical education industry will also be disrupted using AI.

  1. Valve Relacement and Repair

Heart-related surgeries, today, have become less invasive, while at the same time more effective. Now, doctors don’t really use open-heart approach, via a catheter through skin, cardiac surgeries can be easily conducted. The mitral and tricuspid valves can also be replaced and repaired using the same procedure, a great achievment in the field of heart surgeries.

  1. Rising Popularity of Wearable Devices

Number of people using the wearable devices that help monitor their various health conditions is increasing every day. These devices allow physicians to monitor their patients’ health in real-time and 24/7, hence, nothing is missed out. This data can now be used in clinical trials, given the patients use these devices in the set guidelines.

  1. Bionic Eye

With this invention, the whole world will be able to see! It is the artificial replica of actual eye, that provides visual sensations to the brain. People suffering from diseases like Retinitis Pigmentosa, which leaves the sufferer irreversibly blind, will find cure with this invention.

  1. Implantable Devices

Medical implants have been around for some time now. The problem associated to these is ythat they have limited lifespan and hence, the patients that use these for survival have to undergo another guaranteed surgery for their replacement. A group of researchers at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, have found a solution to this – a power supply for implants that harness the kinetic energy of heart.

  1. 3D Printing

New applications of 3D printing in healthcare are being discovered every day. With this technology, it is today possible to make custom prosthetics and implants, medial devices specific to the patient’s needs, medical models, bioprinting, and so on. It has till date helped in a lot of medical procedures, including the total head transplant by Cleveland Clinic.

  1. Visor for Stroke

The hemorrhagic strokes are responsible for around 40% stroke deaths overall. In this the blood drains out through a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. To prevent this, quick diagnosis is very necessary to avoid uncontrolled bleeding, which can highly damage the brain. For speedy and effective diagnosis, visor for pre-hospital stroke diagnosis is used.



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