Modern technological solutions are used in a larger number of niches. Thanks to their smooth implementation and user-friendly character, various software and hardware tools are being introduced to different fields of human work as we speak. Since the greatest demand for practical innovations is in medicine, present-day healthcare is under a great influence of cutting-edge tech novelties. Here’s what medical hacks we can expect in our clinics and hospitals in 2017.
Electric Clothes For Lying Patients
The number of old people is increasing in most of developed countries. Some of them already have alack of medical workforce for the population older than 65 years of age. When they’re added some younger patients who have long-term health issues, countries like the USA have hundreds of thousands people lying in beds for several months. In return, lying in bed for such a long period causes severe pain and painful wounds on the back. Since those wounds can get infected, it’s crucial to find a solution for those issues.
Luckily, today patients can wear electric underwear. They send electric impulses throughout the area they cover, creating an illusion of moving. That way, bedsores are easily healed and patients can recover much faster.
Advanced Prosthetic Solutions
According to the data published by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), about 500 citizens of the USA lose a limb every day. This terrifying fact only shows how important prosthetics is for medicine. Scientists have been working hard for centuries and they’ve come up with some great improvements when it comes to prosthetic limbs. However, today scientists are trying to integrate artificial limbs with the human body. When a limb is amputated, the brain still keeps sending electric signals via the nerves that would lead to that limb. What prosthetic experts have managed recently is connecting an artificial limb with real human nerves. That way a person who has to use this prosthetic limb can control it in a completely natural way. Read more details on this astonishing achievement in a piece brought by Science Nordic.
Germ-Free Operating Theater
Operating theaters will be disinfected, energy-saving places,thanks to an original germ-killing lighting invention developed through a collaboration between the Indigo-Clean Company and the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. The essence of this genuine solution is the core of a light bulb. Those special bulbs emit clear indigo light at the wavelength of 405 nanometers. This particular wavelength enables light to penetrate the heart of bacteria, destroying their cores and preventing them from further growth.
With the help of these special lights, every operating theater will become an environment immune to germs that also reduces energy consumption.
Easier Work Arrangements
Apart from those special hardware options, hospitals and health centers are also implementing numerous software solutions. That way, medical institutions and departments are trying to centralize their databases, so that every doctor, from a family physician to different kinds of specialists would have access to the medical history of every single patient. When your personal medical record is available to different hospitals and doctors at a click of a mouse, you will get a better medical service within a shorter period of time.
Similarly, medical institutions can rely on some handy apps and other software solutions, to reach a higher level of work organization for their staff. For instance, you can automatize the nursing rotation schedule or introduce solutions that will enable your patients to make their appointments online. It will contribute to faster work flow and better service for both patients and medical workers.
The innovations we’re going to use in healthcare in 2017 are incredibly useful solutions. They will change the face of medicine for good and provide patients with better medical care in years to come. What’s more, we can expect even more advanced medical equipment in the near future, which will upgrade the modern healthcare system and improve the quality of living.