Technology is always changing, and with it comes new and exciting opportunities for the medical industry. Outdated procedures and tools are now being replaced with technological advancements. These changes are helping to save lives and to even make some of the medical procedures quicker or painless.
While people are always fascinated with the way that technology has evolved, take a look at the following four new medical equipment designs that will change the medical industry for a long time.
- Diet Goggles
Did you know that eating is enhanced by all of our senses, not just taste? Basically, if we see food and we’re remotely hungry, we’ll eat it, and this is how obesity strikes. This is why Professor Hiroshe from the University of Tokyo invented the Diet Goggles. This tool fools our sense of sight by making us think that we are eating more than we really are. This tricks our mind into believing that we’ve eaten plenty to make us full. By using this, we eat less, and this helps to curb the obesity epidemic that drowns our country.
The Diet Goggles are still a work in progress, but they are very close to completion. If you struggle with weight or obesity, be sure to keep your eye out for this medical innovation that can help save your life.
- Dissolvable Patch
Hate needles? You’re not the only one. And to make your dreams come true, there’s a good chance you may never need to have a shot ever again. Scientists are currently working on a dissolvable patch that works the same as a needle. The patches are filled with the vaccine or medication that patients need, and the patient simply wears the patch for a certain amount of time to allow the medication/vaccine to enter the blood stream. That’s it. There will be no more needles, which will make a lot of people, especially young children very happy. In fact, the patch will actually dissolve away once the medication has been depleted, so there’s nothing you need to do on your end other than wear it.
- Prostate Imaging
At a certain age, men are required to have their prostate checked in order to look for signs of cancer. While this used to be a pretty invasive check, it’s no longer that way. DeviceLab produced a prostate imaging diagnostic equipment that provides an ultra-sonic imaging chart. Now, patients can lay on a table and have the doctor scan their body to check for signs of cancer or other factors to keep an eye on. The procedure is no longer invasive, and doctors can have the information they want quickly and efficiently. This can also help patients detect cancer earlier than before, and this can help ensure they have a better chance of surviving the cancer without any additional risks or complications.
Okay, so this one may not be technically for the medical industry, but it’s just too cool not to include on this list. A Panasonic subsidiary, ActiveLink, is working on a prototype for an exoskeleton. This new design is a high-tech suit that allows people to enhance their natural abilities and avoid injury while at work. This suit, which looks complex, is only 13 pounds, so it will not be difficult for people to wear. It also only attaches to the back, thighs and feet, so it’s not uncomfortable either. While it’s still being tested, the use of this suit and others like it will be mainstream before we know it. At least this design allows people to still do the work and isn’t completely replacing humans with computers.
Changes in the medical industry occur regularly, but some advancements are more interesting than others. Whether you work in the medical field or simply like to keep your eye on technology, all four of these new innovations will change the way the medical industry works. While you may be able to enjoy some of them now, some you will still need to wait on. And just think of all the extra marvels that will come out in the future too.