As most of us know when it comes to healthy living of humans, the health sector plays a crucial role. Thanks to the inventions made in the health sector, thereby bringing a revolution in this sector. Now, you might be interested in understanding about the revolutionary innovations that are made in 2016 in this booming sector. Here is the list of innovations made in 2016:
Personal gluten sensor:
Many people these days are allergic to gluten and also they have a hard time in identifying whether a food has gluten or not before actually consuming it. Here is a new invention to get them out of their worry. Nima gluten sensor is a new innovation that will be shipped from the next year. This particular product gets people out of their guesswork in identifying whether a food has gluten content or not. All they have to do is just drop a small sample of drink or food for which they will have to identify the gluten content and the device will take care of the rest. Within just two minutes, it will give the result.
When we get the image of a doctor, most of us cannot visualize a doctor without stethoscope. Now, there is a cloud-powered stethoscope from Eko Core. This device will transmit the data pertaining to heartbeat to the cloud platform. This will help your family physician to analyze the dates with the help of a smartphone application, which will compare the data with the past recordings to identify the problems if any with your heart like heart murmurs without even testing you physically.
Microsoft is a popular name in the computer industry and their innovation called Microsoft HoloLens is now used by professionals in the health sector as well. This particular technology will help in overlaying visual images on to your surroundings for creation of an immersive, 3D virtual reality experience. Medical students have already started using this device for dissecting virtual bodies. It is expected that it will eventually have other medical applications in the near future like providing real-time data to surgeons.
Rapid DNA analysis:
The DNA analysis will be sped up with this technology introduced by Fluidigm’s Juno. This particular technology will help in making millions of copies of a single strain in such way that it can be effectively compared with others. Even though, the process of DNA analysis generally takes as long as a day, with proprietary microchip, it will take just three hours.
A better baby monitor:
This monitor called as sproutling will track the heartbeat, temperature of body, position and other changeable things in a baby. If something wrong is identified the same will be updated to the parents will be immediately notified. The great thing about this invention is that as time pass by, it will learn the habits of the baby and will update the parent when the baby is going to wake up after a nap, such that the mom can keep food ready for the baby, rather than making him cry out of hunger after a nap.
Clean water from a book:
People from developing nations can now use the thick pages from drinkable Book, from where they can find the right instructions for filtering water. When tested, it was found that under this method, it was possible to kill 99% of bacteria and researchers are now exploring whether they can use this method for filtering other contaminants like viruses as well.
A pollution detector for personal use:
The environmental tracker from TZOZ can measure not just temperature, but also particulate matter and ultraviolet exposure for gauging overall air quality in the air around you.
Smart contact lens from Google:
This new introduction from google might allow people with diabetes to measure the blood sugar and with this invention, they are relieved of the pain associated with pricking every day for measuring this level with the help of glucometer. The contact lens recently patented by Google will have a chip and a sensor in two layers of contact lens material and also a tiny pinhole that will let tear fluid from the eyes to reach the glucose sensor. The sensor will be in a position to monitor the sugar levels with the help of tears every second.
Nanobots in blood:
Even though, nanobots are widely used these days and now according to the new invention, these nanobots can function like our own white blood cells for destroying bacteria and pathogens. These are actually miniature form of robots that can function like their full-size counterparts with the help of their own sensors and propulsion systems. In addition, they can perform small tasks like delivery of chemotherapy 1000 times in a powerful manner for cancer patients and this would be powerful as compared to drugs and will not cause side-effects to patients like the presently used methods.
In addition, other specific types of nanobots are also being developed like Clottcyle, Respirocyte and Microbivore that are effective in destroying bacteria, carrying oxygen and creating blood clots for wounds, besides taking care of cell repair.
Blood test made easier:
Nobody likes needles, particularly when you have to repeatedly get pricked. The good thing now is that organizations like Theranos have now designed away to run tests with micro samples of blood. The benefits are a better patient experience, besides cost reduction in lab fee as there will be a substantial savings for the patients.
So, with the development of medical technology, the health sector is getting better and better. Not just for some specific diseases, but also for improving the overall quality of life, many new methods are being introduced every year without any exception. Thanks to the technological development in the world, which has brought about an impact on this sector as well.