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25 Modern Medical Technologies

From Intelligent First Aid Kits to Precise Robotic Surgeons

— July 18, 2016 — Tech
Considering that, for millennia, medicine consisted of eating roots and leaves and hoping for the best, even the first aid kit in the average household's medicine cabinet is a wondrous thing. But modern medicine has extended far beyond even that simple first aid kit -- although the intelligent first aid kit listed here has still deigned to improve that common piece of equipment.

Through advances in computing power, robotics, and 3D printing, medical professionals have taken advantage of technological leaps forward in other industries. And, conversely, many tech evangelists who insist that their developments can contribute to the betterment of humanity look for medical applications for their products. This all makes sense, even on a prehistoric scale: if early humans invented tools (read: technology) to improve their ability to survive, so does modern medical technology help modern humans.
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Gesture-Control Smart Glasses
Gesture-Control Smart Glasses
These Smart Glasses Help the Visually Impaired Navigate Devices
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Smart Infrared Thermometers
Smart Infrared Thermometers
The Withings Thermo Infrared Thermometer Measures Body Heat in Seconds
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Prostate Exam-Training Robots
Prostate Exam-Training Robots
This Robotic Rectum Trains Doctors to Carry Out Prostate Exams
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Monitoring Joint Devices
Monitoring Joint Devices
The GIT Offers an Implement to Track Rehabilitation Tech Using Sound
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Breathable 3D-Printed Casts
Breathable 3D-Printed Casts
NovaCast is a Medical Cast That's Lightweight and Quick to Make
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Lazy Eye-Correcting Glasses
Lazy Eye-Correcting Glasses
The Amblyz Electronic Glasses Could Resolve Amblyopia in Children
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Abnormality-Detecting Medical Tools
Abnormality-Detecting Medical Tools
The Behold.ai Software Uses AI to Find Abnormalities
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Anti-Choking Equipment
Anti-Choking Equipment
The Dechoker Helps Offer Assistance When the Heimlich Isn't Enough
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Precise Robotic Surgeons
Precise Robotic Surgeons
Scientists are Testing a Robot That Will Perform Soft-Tissue Surgery
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Smart Connected Inhalers
Smart Connected Inhalers
This Inhaler System from Gecko Health Links to an App to Track Users
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Stem Cell-Firing Guns
Stem Cell-Firing Guns
The SkinGun Applies Stem Cells to Burn Sites to Boost Recovery
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3D-Printed Reproductive Organs
3D-Printed Reproductive Organs
A 3D-Printed Ovary Concept is Being Used to Help Reproduction
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Nausea Prevention Wearables
Nausea Prevention Wearables
The ReliefBand Uses Programmed Pulses to Help Users Avoid Sickness
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Customizable 3D-Printed Pills
Customizable 3D-Printed Pills
These Researchers Make Pills That are Tailored to a Patient's Needs
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3D-Printed Medical Pills
3D-Printed Medical Pills
This National University of Singapore Innovation Personalizes Medication
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Portable Heart Monitors
Portable Heart Monitors
At CES 2016, Project Zero Blood Pressure Monitors Address Heart Health
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Powerful Brainwave Monitors
Powerful Brainwave Monitors
This Wearable EEG Cap Enables Mobile Brain Monitoring
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Wound-Healing Smart Dressings
Wound-Healing Smart Dressings
The DermaTrax Dressing Heals Wounds Safely and Quickly
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Sponge-Filled Syringes
Sponge-Filled Syringes
The XSTAT 30 Can Be Used to Treat Patients In Distress
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Interactive Nursing Home Robots
Interactive Nursing Home Robots
This Nursing Robot Provides Care for Senior Citizens
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Full-Body Medical Scanners
Full-Body Medical Scanners
SMARTTECH's Medical Scanner is Designed to Digitize the Human Body
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Approved Hospital Robots
Approved Hospital Robots
Panasonic's Hospi type R is Cleared for Personal Care Duties
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Intelligent First Aid Kits
Intelligent First Aid Kits
'Gale' Modernizes the Traditional First Aid Kit with Tech
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Wireless Pain Relief Wearables
Wireless Pain Relief Wearables
The 'iTens' Wearable TENS Device Provides Relief from Aches
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3D-Printed Body Braces
3D-Printed Body Braces
WASP Medical's Printed Corsets Support Patients with Scoliosis
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