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76 Ingenious Hospital Innovations

From Soothing Pediatric Hospitals to Low-Cost Medical Scanners

— April 5, 2016 — Tech
Hospital innovations encompass a variety of measures in the areas of technology, smartphone connectivity, architecture and design that enable hospitals to optimize their operations whilst improving the quality of service delivery to patients.

Interestingly, a lot of hospital innovations reside outside the physical setting of the hospital itself but ultimately help to improve work flow in hospitals whilst enhancing the quality and quantity of hospital services. Examples of these include remote doctor consultations, diagnostic gadgets and medication-monitoring apps.

With medical technology improving at a rapid rate, modern hospital innovations tend to focus on technological innovations that can reduce the burden on human doctors, mitigate human error and improve productivity of hospital personnel, with the patient being the ultimate beneficiary.
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Musician-Specific Clinics
Musician-Specific Clinics
This Niche Medical Center Caters to the New Orleans Music Community
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Gynaecologist Reservation Apps
Gynaecologist Reservation Apps
The BookHA App Lets You Book Appointments With Gynaecologists
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Medical Prototyping Platforms
Medical Prototyping Platforms
This Service Helps Nurses Share Ideas for Improving Patient Care
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Simulated Hospital Excursions
Simulated Hospital Excursions
Expedia Uses Livestreaming to Take Sick Kids on 'Dream Adventures'
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Hospital-Friendly Disinfectants
Hospital-Friendly Disinfectants
DiffX is Targeted Towards Use in Medical Care Facilities
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70
Record-Collecting Medical Software
Record-Collecting Medical Software
This Software Helps Doctors Retrieve a Patient’s Medical Record
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69
Supple Hand-Sanitizing Wipes
Supple Hand-Sanitizing Wipes
The Soft Care Tex Wipes Moisturize and Prevent Skin Irritation
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68
Crowdsourced Illness-Tracking Apps
Crowdsourced Illness-Tracking Apps
This New Health App Tracks the Local Spread of Diseases
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67
Connective Wellness Platforms
Connective Wellness Platforms
CareOnGo Enables Indians to Access Health and Wellness Services
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66
Robotic Surgical Arms
Robotic Surgical Arms
This Surgical Arm Can Hold and Grasp Surgical Tools
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65
Medical Lending Networks
Medical Lending Networks
Inventory System LendMed Helps Hospitals Keep Track of Shared Equipment
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10-Minute Ebola Tests
10-Minute Ebola Tests
MIT Researchers Have Developed a Handheld, Color-Coded Ebola Testing Kit
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Tumor-Removing Robots
Tumor-Removing Robots
This Surgical Robot Removes Inner Ear Tumors Without Hurting Patients
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Governmental Health Apps
Governmental Health Apps
Winnipeg's 'Connected Care' App Connects Citizens to Health Services
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Kid-Friendly Hospital Tools
Kid-Friendly Hospital Tools
These Toy-Inspired Medical Instruments Calm Pediatric Patients
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60
Biometric Hospital Registration Platforms
Biometric Hospital Registration Platforms
This Device Helps Reduce Hospital Wait Times
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Health Record Platforms
Health Record Platforms
The OurNotes Scheme Lets Patients Contribute to and Access Medical Records
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58
Pregnancy Delivery Kits
Pregnancy Delivery Kits
The Push Pack is a Prepacked Hospital Bag for Expectant Mothers
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57
Blood Pressure-Monitoring Apps
Blood Pressure-Monitoring Apps
The Wythings HyResult App Accessory Can Analyze Your Blood Pressure
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56
Smartphone-Controlled Stethoscopes
Smartphone-Controlled Stethoscopes
This Mobile Medical Kit Allows Physicians to Work Remotely
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Convenient Clinic Apps
Convenient Clinic Apps
The 'Skip the Waiting Room' App Helps You Avoid Long Waits
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54
Baby Bonding Devices
Baby Bonding Devices
The 'Baboo' Allows Parents to Track Their Premature Baby's Movements
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53
Mobile Medical Research Kits
Mobile Medical Research Kits
Apple's ResearchKit Could Take Medical Research to the Next Level
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Diagnostic Healthcare Networks
Diagnostic Healthcare Networks
This Telehealth Services Improves Diagnoses in Developing Countries
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51
Connected Health Services
Connected Health Services
Singaporean Startup Healint Looks to Provide Migraine Relief for Users
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50
Soothing Pediatric Hospitals
Soothing Pediatric Hospitals
This Rwandan Children's Cancer Center has Soothing and Elegant Design
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Anxiety-Alleviating Robots
Anxiety-Alleviating Robots
'Huggable' is a Robot Teddy That Helps Comfort Hospitalized Children
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On-Demand Phlebotomy Services
On-Demand Phlebotomy Services
This Services Employs Freelance Phlebotomists
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Patient-Tracking Apps
Patient-Tracking Apps
The 'Cureatr' App Helps Physicians Keep Track of Hospital Patients
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Hospital Room-Redecorating Programs
Hospital Room-Redecorating Programs
The 'Design My Room' Initiative Helps Seriously Sick Teenagers
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Remote Patient Care Platforms
Remote Patient Care Platforms
This Telehealth Service Visually Connects Patients with Physicians
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44
Haptic Feedback Machines
Haptic Feedback Machines
This Machine Allows Physiotherapists to Monitor Progress From Afar
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43
Disposable Pulse Monitors
Disposable Pulse Monitors
The 'Oxxiom' Pulse Oximeter from True Wearables is Hygienic
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42
Empowering Clinic Interiors
Empowering Clinic Interiors
The New Planned Parenthood Clinics Meet the Changing Needs of Patients
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41
Data-Tracking Orthopedic Boots
Data-Tracking Orthopedic Boots
This Orthopedic Walking Boot Helps Doctors Monitor Their Patients
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40
Sympathetic Clinic Designs
Sympathetic Clinic Designs
This Finnish Health Clinic is Designed to Encourage Well-Being
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39
Healthcare Training Robots
Healthcare Training Robots
Normandale Community College's Mannequins Assist with Hospital Training
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38
Aquatic-Themed Children's Hospitals
Aquatic-Themed Children's Hospitals
This Playful Swedish Hospital was Designed by Bitter Britta
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37
Hybrid Hotel Hospitals
Hybrid Hotel Hospitals
The Patient Hotel is a Concept That Provides Hotel-Like Stays for Patients
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36
Wound-Healing Smart Dressings
Wound-Healing Smart Dressings
The DermaTrax Dressing Heals Wounds Safely and Quickly
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35
Autonomous Hospital Robots
Autonomous Hospital Robots
The Terapio Robot is Designed To Replace Medical Carts
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34
Medical Volunteer Platforms
Medical Volunteer Platforms
Apple ResearchKit Lets Volunteers Take Tests on iPhones for More Data
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33
Smartphone Microscope Attachments
Smartphone Microscope Attachments
This Smartphone Attachment Offers DNA-Scanning Capabilities
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Smartphone Ultrasound Devices
Smartphone Ultrasound Devices
The Philips 'Lumify' Provides Ultrasound Imaging Using a Smartphone
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31
Luxurious Maternity Hospitals
Luxurious Maternity Hospitals
The Portland Gives Expecting Mothers a Five Star Birthing Experience
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30
Digital Device Sanitizers
Digital Device Sanitizers
'The SKY' is a UV Sanitizer That Was Recently Unveiled at CES 2016
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29
Biological Cell Printers
Biological Cell Printers
BioBots' Medical 3D Printing Machine Creates Functional Living Tissue
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28
Wearable Infant Thermometers
Wearable Infant Thermometers
This Smart Bracelet Provides Continuous Temperature Measuring
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Low-Cost Medical Scanners
Low-Cost Medical Scanners
The Adapted X-Ray Machine is Designed for Hot Developing Countries
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Hospital-Approved Maternal Cosmetics
Hospital-Approved Maternal Cosmetics
The Mater Mothers Maternity and Baby Cosmetics are Soothing
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Audible Medicine Apps
Audible Medicine Apps
The TruScan Pill Identification App Helps Blind Patients Distinguish Bottles
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Futuristic Mobile Hospitals
Futuristic Mobile Hospitals
The Transpital Concept Offers Flexible Units For any Departmental Use
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Inexpensive Infant Incubators
Inexpensive Infant Incubators
This Light-Filled Incubator Can Help Treat Babies with Jaundice
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Privacy-Providing Nursing Chairs
Privacy-Providing Nursing Chairs
This Hospital Chair Has High Walls and an Embracing Design
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21
Superhero-Inspired IV Bags
Superhero-Inspired IV Bags
These IV Bag Covers Make Hospital Stays More Pleasant for Kids
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Senior Healthcare Apps
Senior Healthcare Apps
The Smart Elderly Monitoring and Alert System Allows for Independence
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Interactive Hospital Walls
Interactive Hospital Walls
These Waiting Room Walls Now Entertain Hospitalized Children in the UK
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Smart Medicine Cabinets
Smart Medicine Cabinets
An Intelligent Drug Dispenser is a Complete Home Healthcare Contraption
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Nano Tech Air Fresheners
Nano Tech Air Fresheners
PIEXO Cleans and Purifies While Saving Users Energy Costs
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Toy CT Scanners
Toy CT Scanners
Creative Arts Designs Playful Machines for Hospital Waiting Rooms
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Patient-Focused Hospital Rooms
Patient-Focused Hospital Rooms
This Treatment Facility Gives Patients a Better Hospital Experience
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Anonymous Dermatology Apps
Anonymous Dermatology Apps
First Derm Offers Professional Medical Advice On Demand
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Futuristic Hospital Extensions
Futuristic Hospital Extensions
Lausanne's Centre of Oncology Renovation References Retro Futurism
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Circular Hospital Additions
Circular Hospital Additions
These Ring-Shaped Extensions Give This Hospital a Contemporary Upgrade
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Necklace Intravenous Bags
Necklace Intravenous Bags
The Nu-Drip Saline Bag is Worn Rather Than Carried for Optimal Results
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Hotel-Inspired Hospitals
Hotel-Inspired Hospitals
The Circle Reading Hospital Aims to Create a Hotel-Like Atmosphere
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9
Autonomous Hospital Robots
Autonomous Hospital Robots
Aethon Developed Smart Tech to Enhance UCSF Medical Centers
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Laser Glucose Monitors
Laser Glucose Monitors
The GlucoSense System is Non-Invasive and Accurate
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Monolithic Medical Centers
Monolithic Medical Centers
This Healthcare Clinic Perfectly Captures the Architecture of Kuwait
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Geometric Hospital Facades
Geometric Hospital Facades
The Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth Boasts a Mesmerizing Exterior
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Clip-On Hospital Cribs
Clip-On Hospital Cribs
The Gelderse Vallei Hospital Offers Bedside Cribs for New Mothers
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Smart Sensor Sleeping Pads
Smart Sensor Sleeping Pads
Singapore-Based Brand OPSICON Developed an Intelligent Sleep Mat
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Stylish Medical Monitors
Stylish Medical Monitors
Embrace by Empatica Tracks Epileptic Episodes in a Chic Way
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Virtual Reality Hospitals
Virtual Reality Hospitals
The Miami Children's Hospital is Experimenting with Virtual Reality
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Eco-Friendly Medical Centers
Eco-Friendly Medical Centers
The Seijo Kinoshita Hospital by Kengo Kuma is a Green Hospital
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