The last decade was about the rise of digital health technology and patient empowerment. The next decade will be about artificial intelligence, the use of health sensors and the Internet of so-called healthy things and it can improve the lives of millions of people. The cultural transformation of health care, which we call digital health, is transforming the hierarchy in care into equal level partnerships between patients and physicians as 21st century technologies begin to break down the Ivory Tower of Medicine. But these milestones are nothing compared to how they become reality. Here in this article, we are going to cover the best medical technology examples.
AliveCor ECG Monitor
AliveCor is a very useful healthcare gadget that can be used at any time to monitor the state of your heart through an electrocardiogram test. This gadget is a two-point sensor strip that connects to mobile apps on mobile via wireless technology. The brand name of this gadget is Kardia. You can place a two-point sensor device near the mobile phone and run the application. Place two fingers of both your hands on the bandage. The application detects a heartbeat and generates an electrocardiogram graph on the screen within 30 seconds. You can get this report printed for your doctor as well.
Garwood Medical Devices
Garwood Medical is an advanced MedTech startup based in Buffalo, NY with a mission to improve clinical outcomes for infections and wound healing. Garwood’s products include Bioprax ™, a minimally-invasive device designed to prevent biofilm infection on prosthetic knee implants using electrodes to prevent microscopic growth. It was recently given the breakthrough device designation by the FDA.
Needle-Free Diabetes Care
Diabetes self care is a pain- literally. This increases the risk of infection by drawing blood for frequent glucose testing, the need for daily insulin shots and all that poke. Constant glucose monitors and insulin pumps are today’s best option to automate most of the complex daily process of blood sugar management – but they do not completely remove the need for skin prick and shots. But this game has new skin. Echo Therapeutics (Philadelphia, PA) is developing technology that will replace the stroke with a patch. The company is working on a transdermal biosensor that reads blood analysis through the skin without drawing blood. The technology includes a handheld electric toothbrush-like device that removes just enough top-layer skin cells to apply the patient’s blood chemistry within the signal range of a patch-borne biosensor. The sensor collects one reading per minute and periodically sends data wirelessly, triggering an audible alarm when it goes out of the patient’s optimal range and tracking glucose levels over time.
Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
As we know, there is a large proportion of people suffering from blood pressure. The wireless blood pressure gadget has an armband and wireless device to connect to your mobile device via Bluetooth. It sends blood pressure data to the mobile app, which processes and displays the information.