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99 Healthcare Innovations

From Pet Ambulances to Biodegradable Bedpans

— November 7, 2011 — Tech
These healthcare innovations will have you thinking about all the ways that people are taking care of their bodies. The innovations range from pills and futuristic ambulances, to luxurious hospital rooms.

The healthcare innovations are indicative of a lucrative industry that is progressing at a very rapid rate. One interesting concept is clothing or textiles that have medicine embedded within its fibers and provide a time-release for giving the drugs. The drug-riddled rug is another product that I find particularly interesting.

Implications - The eco-movement has made consumers more mindful of their own physical well-being. These consumers are willing to try new and innovate ways to stay healthy, and companies should take this mindset into account when creating products and services to this growing demographic.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Man-made Respiratory Apparatuses
Man-made Respiratory Apparatuses
Lung on a Chip Mimics the Properties of a Real Lung
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97
Lifesaving Daily Deals
Lifesaving Daily Deals
Groundswell Health Offers Deep Discounts on Medical Equipment
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96
Bacteria-Removing Sprays
Bacteria-Removing Sprays
Dr. Jason Locklin Invents a Product That Rids Clothes of All Germs
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95
Touch-Table Microscopes
Touch-Table Microscopes
Researchers Create the World's First Multitouch Microscope
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94
Biometric Medications
Biometric Medications
Hospitals Exchange Insurance Cards for Vein Scanners
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93
Little Replacement Livers
Little Replacement Livers
The Institute for Regenerative Medicine Engineers Mini Organs
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92
Agony-Exposing Apps
Agony-Exposing Apps
Stanford Has Revealed the Pain Detection Machine to the Dismay of Fakers
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91
Heroic HIV-Detecting Chips
Heroic HIV-Detecting Chips
The mChip Provides Healthcare Results in Minutes
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90
Airborne Antibiotics
Airborne Antibiotics
Health Care Can Be Provided Remotely Thanks to the Vaccine Refrigerator
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89
Affordable Natural Health Centers
Affordable Natural Health Centers
The Healing Clinic is an Accessible Community Interest Company
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88
Printing Skin
Printing Skin
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Designs Futuristic Wound Treatment
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87
Pill-Crumbling Machines
Pill-Crumbling Machines
The Automatic Pill Grinder Makes Sure You Never Skip a Dose
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86
Location-Based Medicine Deals
Location-Based Medicine Deals
Green Cross Partners With Foursquare to Offer Deals to Users
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85
Energy-Saving Home Consoles
Energy-Saving Home Consoles
Omron Reveals a Futuristic New Housing Monitor
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84
Black Light Surgeries
Black Light Surgeries
The San Diego School of Medicine Wants to Light Up Nerves
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83
Geriatric Gaming Treatments
Geriatric Gaming Treatments
Neuroscientist Stuart Smith Finds Medical Potential in Video Games
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82
Moisturizing Contraception
Moisturizing Contraception
Contraceptive Gel Could Replace the Birth Control Pill in the Future
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81
Pill-Popping Lottos
Pill-Popping Lottos
The Prescription Lottery Controversially Keeps Patients on Their Meds
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80
Hospital Receipt Campaigns
Hospital Receipt Campaigns
Bar Aurora and Boteco Ferraz Warn Drinkers About Drunk Driving
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79
Health Trend Report
Health Trend Report
Uncover the Major Health & Fitness Trends in Today's Marketplace
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78
Next-Day Air Infirmaries
Next-Day Air Infirmaries
Kukli Han's Mobile Hospital is Made to Treat Victims of Natural Disasters
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77
Heart Monitoring Mobile Phones
Heart Monitoring Mobile Phones
Heartsmart Turns Your Smartphone into a Hospital-Grade ECG
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76
Banning Negative Behaviour for Health
Banning Negative Behaviour for Health
New Policies in Serbian Hospitals
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75
Medical Assisting Droids
Medical Assisting Droids
The ED-7270 Robot Provides Much Needed Support in Hospitals
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74
Biomedical LCD Screens
Biomedical LCD Screens
Recycling Discarded Screens for Tissue Regeneration
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73
Comforting Disaster Kits
Comforting Disaster Kits
The iBousai Evacuee Kit Will Provide Everything You Need in an Emergency
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72
Talking Pills
Talking Pills
Novartis Places Microchips in Medication to Track Patients' Intake
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71
Health 2.0
Health 2.0
Health World Web Personalized Recommendations Engine
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70
Laser Medication
Laser Medication
The Painless Laser Epidermal System is a Needlefree Drug
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69
Free Healthcare 2.0 Services
Free Healthcare 2.0 Services
CareFlash
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68
Head-Turning Hospital Ads
Head-Turning Hospital Ads
Santa Casa de Misericordia de Sao Paulo Ads Will Turn You Upside Down
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67
Giving The Gift Of Health
Giving The Gift Of Health
Healthcare VISA Gift Cards
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66
Pet Ambulances
Pet Ambulances
PetMedics Provides Mobile Emergency Service For Furry Loved Ones
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65
Germ-Free PC Peripherals
Germ-Free PC Peripherals
Vioguard to Offer Self-Sanitizing Keyboards for Germophobes
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64
H1N1-Thwarting Suckers
H1N1-Thwarting Suckers
Swine Flu Prevention Lollipops Help the Medicine Go Down
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63
Biodegradable Bedpans
Biodegradable Bedpans
Eco-Friendly Hospital Gear from Vernacare
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62
Medical Tourism
Medical Tourism
Rising Medical Costs Send Patients On Heath Care Vacations
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61
Elastic Water
Elastic Water
Scientists in Japan Invent a Substance That Contains 95% Water to Mend Tissue
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60
Herb-Infused Fashion
Herb-Infused Fashion
The A.D.O Clothing Line is Good for your Health
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59
Anime Themed Hospitals
Anime Themed Hospitals
Cute Deliveries At The Hello Kitty Maternity Ward
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58
Viral Virus Breakthroughs
Viral Virus Breakthroughs
Scientists Film HIV Spreading for the First Time Ever
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57
Envisioning Future Medicine
Envisioning Future Medicine
Central Florida's 'Medical City' Project Planned Near Orlando
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56
Semi-Portable Hospital Showers
Semi-Portable Hospital Showers
The Wairere Showering Solutions Allows Patients to Bath Themselves
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55
Selling Love Like Medicine
Selling Love Like Medicine
Bertines Packing Innovations
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54
Unborn Baby Bonbons
Unborn Baby Bonbons
The Gummy Fetus is a Terrifying Little Treat
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53
Costly Procedure Charts
Costly Procedure Charts
This 'Health & Wealth: Healthcare in the U.S' Infographic is Alarming
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52
Nano Sutures
Nano Sutures
Laser-Bonded Healing Could Replace Traditional Stitches
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51
Anti-MRSA Pajamas
Anti-MRSA Pajamas
Sleep Safe PJs Fight Infections
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50
Oxygen Hospitals for Pets
Oxygen Hospitals for Pets
O2 Doghouse
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49
Candied Clinical Aphrodisiacs
Candied Clinical Aphrodisiacs
Viagra Jet Chewing Gum Makes the Coital Capsules Accessible
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48
Virtual Health Coaches
Virtual Health Coaches
Braun's Clever Care Medical Coach Helps With Self-Care
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47
Glowing Medicine Reminders
Glowing Medicine Reminders
Glowcaps Pill Bottles Light Up When You're Late Taking Your Meds
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46
Cancer-Fighting Nanotech
Cancer-Fighting Nanotech
Tessy Lopez Goerne Champions Catalytic Nanomedicine to Beat Cancer
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45
Medication-Securing Lockboxes
Medication-Securing Lockboxes
Dr. Drew Pinsky Adds Rx Lockers to Rehab Repertoire
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44
Feminine Medicine Rocks
Feminine Medicine Rocks
Calliope Creations Handcrafts Gemstone Charms Specifically for Women
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43
IV Bag Lamps
IV Bag Lamps
Instead of Going to the Hospital, Bring it Home With Daniel Lorch's Kooky Light
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42
Scary Surgical Utensils
Scary Surgical Utensils
Toronto East General Hospital Ads Promote Express Expansion Goals
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41
Worrisome Medical Infographics
Worrisome Medical Infographics
'Healthcare Associated Infections' Reveals Some Shocking Statistics
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40
IV USB Donation Incentives
IV USB Donation Incentives
Red Cross Bloodrive Flash Drives Encourage Giving Blood
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39
Abandoned Hospital Photography
Abandoned Hospital Photography
Matt Lambros Captures Decaying Health Wards
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38
Luminetx VeinViewer
Luminetx VeinViewer
See Your Veins
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37
Printable Prescription Pills
Printable Prescription Pills
Fast-Acting Printable Pills May be the Future of Drugs
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36
Medical Use Tampons
Medical Use Tampons
The Mademoicell Stem Cell Collector by Chelsea Briganti
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35
Medical Vending Machines
Medical Vending Machines
MedCentre Machines May Put Pharmacies Out of Business in the UK
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34
Robot-Staffed Hospitals
Robot-Staffed Hospitals
A Scottish Hospital is Using Robotic Nurses for Mundane Tasks
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33
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
InstyMeds
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32
Hipster Pill Organizers
Hipster Pill Organizers
The Padauk Blood Vials Keep Your Meds in Line, Laboratory-Style
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31
Homey Hospitals
Homey Hospitals
Maggie's Centre is Given a Contemporary Renovation and Extension
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30
Eurotech Zypad
Eurotech Zypad
A Wearable Computer
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29
Futuristic Incubators
Futuristic Incubators
The Baby NEST I-Plus Conveniently Converts into an Open Bed
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28
Boutique Hotel Hospitals
Boutique Hotel Hospitals
'Two Create' Makes the Birmingham Young Persons Unit Hip and Livable
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27
Sci-Fi Patient Precincts
Sci-Fi Patient Precincts
First Class Hospital Wards by Priestmangoode
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26
Drug-Riddled Rugs
Drug-Riddled Rugs
Dan Golden Designs Carpets Inspired by Prescription Medication
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25
Empathetic Pill Packaging
Empathetic Pill Packaging
ChappsMalina Cases Guide You Through a Medicinal Crisis
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24
Home Medicine Machines
Home Medicine Machines
Watinee Leewongjaroen's Memo Saves Seniors
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23
Encapsulated Brew Branding
Encapsulated Brew Branding
Remarkable Remedy Packaging Makes Natural Look Medicinal
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22
77 Disease Fighting Innovations
77 Disease Fighting Innovations
From Robotic Health Aids to Tracking Diseases Virtually
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21
DIY Healthcare
DIY Healthcare
Sprint Firsts in Futuristic Medical Technology
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20
Intelligent Pills
Intelligent Pills
The $1000 Philips iPill Is the Future of Ingestible Target Treatment
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19
Patient-Produced Implants
Patient-Produced Implants
The Tal Golesworthy Heart Implant Continues to Save Other Lives
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18
Convenient Canine Cleaning
Convenient Canine Cleaning
Coin-Operated Dog Washes at Australian Car Washes
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17
Hospitattoos
Hospitattoos
'Tattoology Ward' Shows the Parallels Beteen Medicine and Body Art
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16
Disposable Cotton Underwear
Disposable Cotton Underwear
Briefly Biodegradable Undies Can Save the Day
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15
Ambulances of the Future
Ambulances of the Future
Emergency Vehicles Could Soon Include Ejector Seats
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14
Retractable Clinic Partitions
Retractable Clinic Partitions
The KwickScreen Can Define a Room as Well as Divide it
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13
Interactive Medicine Ads
Interactive Medicine Ads
Glaxo's Panadol Ads Let You Solve Bad Scenarios
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12
Health Monitoring Accessories
Health Monitoring Accessories
The Beam Electronic Bracelet Offers a Sense of Security to Patients
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11
Periodic Prescription Packaging
Periodic Prescription Packaging
Independent Remedies Streamlines Drug Administration
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10
Versatile Institutional Seating
Versatile Institutional Seating
'Lively Space for Hospitals' Provides Refuge in a Stressful Place
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9
Portable Vein Detection
Portable Vein Detection
Accuvein Launches Handheld Vein Illuminating Device
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8
Nurse Robots
Nurse Robots
RIBA Assists and Interacts with Humans
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7
Drug Bottle Chandeliers
Drug Bottle Chandeliers
Illuminated Medicine Capsule Containers Radiates with a Healthy Glow
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6
Alarming Pill Boxes
Alarming Pill Boxes
3Medis From Miguel Vaz Alerts Seniors When it's Time to Pop Pills
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5
Medicinal Liquor Branding
Medicinal Liquor Branding
Supperclub Vodka Packaging Appears to be a Viral Infection Necessity
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4
Dilapidated Hospital Photography
Dilapidated Hospital Photography
Reiss Cleal Captures the Abandoned Severalls Mental Hospital
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3
Fake Human Taxidermy
Fake Human Taxidermy
Joseph Seigenthaler Sculptures Use Real Hair
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2
Mile-High Eco-Tower
Mile-High Eco-Tower
500 Floor London Building
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1
Speedy Oral Improvements
Speedy Oral Improvements
The Sargon Immediate Dental Implant Changes the Mouth of Medicine
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