Philips has unveiled a new ultrasound system that uses your own tablet as the display and interface. The Philips Lumify looks just like a typical transducer, but has a micro-USB plug on the far end. You simply download the Lumify app onto a compatible Android tablet, plug in the transducer into the micro-USB socket, and you’ve got yourself a proper ultrasound system.
A Dutch engineer has created a flying defibrillator for emergency situations. The drone, called the Ambulance Drone, would be stationed at various points in the city. In an emergency, people on the scene can call it in and it arrives a few seconds later. The built-in defibrillator unit can be used by anyone and it allows doctors to monitor the situation after the shocks are administered.
Much has been said of the “Internet of Things” and the connected world. Some common examples are fun distractions…
The first wave of innovation accelerators based on the third platform technologies of cloud, mobility, big data and social media are beginning to roll into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) healthcare sector.
Connected devices are working wonders for managing treatment, but their integration with consumer technology and cloud computing raises significant security issues.
The first great wonder drug was insulin, the blood-sugar-regulating hormone that was isolated in Canada nearly a century ago. The before-and-after pictures still astound: a skeletal wraith on the left, a rosy-cheeked child on the right.
The world is on the cusp of a transformation in which data, devices, and applications will connect patients and caregivers seamlessly and securely.
From kidneys to hands, 3D printers are churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs.
There used to be a simulator ride at Walt Disney World called “Body Wars.” Riders would sit in hydraulic chairs and face a wide-screen projection that took them on a journey: they would be “shrunk” to microscopic size and injected into a patient’s body. Their mission? To diagnose and treat a flesh wound. It might be hard to believe, but the reality is that technology similar to this already exists. We can now literally consume technology and reap the medical benefits.