This page is to inform you of new technologies that are now available, or in development. Click on the words underlined in bold in each paragraph to go to the relevant website.

Anatomy tables

Books together with cadaveric dissection are traditionally used for medical students and doctors to learn about anatomy. Now Anatomage have developed a life size touch-interactive computerised table.

Exoskeleton

Powered Exoskeletons have been produced to help patients who have difficulty in moving their limbs from a variety of causes. 

Glasses that allow you to see veins for cannulation

It can at times be difficult to identify suitable veins for cannulation. There are now glasses that can be worn to allow you to see them clearly. Evena Medical have developed such glasses.

Printing in 3D

There has been a rapid development in this new technology involving synthetic skin, bone, tissue, stents, prostheses etc. To keep up to date try 3D websites.

HoloLens

Holograms are being developed  that have the potential to transform the way we learn and communicate. They have now started to be used in medicine and may revolutionise much of our working life as Healthcare practitioners. In order to see them in action try the HoloLens website. For Hololens in medical practice click here.

An American medical school is now using HoloLens as part of their Anatomy course. To see the video click here.

Ultrasound of the Body using a smartphone

 

Body imaging can now be performed using an ultrasound machine that connects to a smartphone. The implications of such a versatile machine are obvious. For further information go to the Butterfly IQ website

Artificial Limbs

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually.

This has been possible using an ultrasound detector that resolves residual muscle activity well enough to control all the five fingers of a hand prosthesis. Click here to view the video.

A bionic hand has been developed that allows patients to sense the feeling of touch.. Click here to view the video.

Open Bionics is a Bristol (UK) based bionics company that is developing affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body. Here they introduce the Hero Arm, a stylish multi-grip bionic hand.

Insulin Patch

 

Is a new device that fits to the skin and allows the wearer to monitor their blood glucose without the need for repeat pin pricks to obtain a blood sample. It allows you to see what effect food, drink and exercise have on your blood sugar.

Innovo for Urinary Incontinence

This is non invasive and the user simply wears shorts with electrodes in to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. It is claimed to improve symptoms of incontinence. Please let us know ifyou use it if it is successful. At present we have one person who is impressed with it. See the website.

 

 

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