From Palsy-Preventing Onesies to Dementia-Assisting Devices

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 24, 2016
As the September 2016 health ideas demonstrate, major breakthroughs are being made when it comes to carrying for everyone from infants to the elderly.

In terms of caring for the very young, there is a major emphasis on technology that can help foster healthy growth and development. For instance, researchers at the University of Oklahoma are currently working on a onesie that helps to reduce the effects of cerebral palsy in at-risk infants. Another project is a portable cooling device that helps to mitigate brain damage in babies deprived of oxygen at birth.

On the other end of the spectrum, the September 2016 health trends reveal a major emphasis on helping older consumers live longer and healthier lives. Indeed, with many countries dealing with rapidly aging populations, these types of innovations are in high demand. Some of the most interesting examples of healthcare breakthroughs for the elderly include senior-tracking devices, dementia-detecting robots and even 3D-printed supplements.