Given the endless possibilities of today’s technology advancement, healthcare sector is in the midst of another industry boom, while experts like engineers, designers, medical specialists, and even hackers are utilising the sophistications in sciences, biotech, artificial intelligence, and robotics to develop new designs that help people live healthier, longer lives.
Using data from the Inhabitat, a New York-based technology-driven online forum, here are 5 remarkable healthcare designs that could eventually save lives someday.
What it does: Stop bleeding in 15 seconds.
The XStat is a syringe filled with sponges that can seal a gunshot wound in just 15 seconds and control bleeding very well, which saves time for victims to be transported to a hospital for surgery.
Google’s smart contact lenses
What it does: monitors diabetics’ body health.
Using a glucose sensor and a tiny wireless chip, these Google X-developed lenses will be able to alert wearers when their glucose levels rise or fall beyond certain thresholds.
What it does: monitor glucose levels in diabetics.
Those affected by the disease must constantly monitor their glucose levels (often with a painful finger prick), but this innovation could change that. Tattooed on a diabetic’s skin to keep them alerted, this nanoparticle ink” glows when glucose levels are low.
What it does: wraps the hearts like a glove and keeps it beating perfectly
Unlike other pacemakers, this one is ultra-thin, stretchable membrane lined with sensors and electrodes that wraps the heart like a glove. Moreover, it is able to track the heart’s processes as well as apply electrical stimuli to different locations to keep it beating at a perfect rate.
What it does: provide first aid before the ambulance arrives
On average, ambulances take at least 10 minutes to get to the accident scene. Packed with a medical kit, a defibrillator, CPR aids, and a camera, this device allows emergency response teams to direct bystanders to perform necessary aid till a real ambulance arrives.