Technology in the medical device industry is constantly evolving to better serve patients and healthcare providers. This technology has changed the way medical devices are used to monitor and analyze patients.
Some of these solutions also help to provide an easier recovery period and an overall better experience for the patient. These innovations have had a major impact on the medical device industry.
Let’s look into the top 4 innovations that are currently in demand below.
1. Wearable Tech
Wearable technology is huge right now and only continues to grow. This technology is not only simple to use, but it also helps collect important data for doctors to analyze.
Consider the smartwatch. This technology accounts for a large portion of the wearables market. However, these watches aren’t just for fitness tracking.
There is a new wave of watches with functionality meant to track specific diseases. For example, the Embrace2 can track and monitor things like sweat levels to detect oncoming seizures in those with epilepsy.
Other niche devices, as discussed in this article, are also helping to transform the medical device industry.
2. Healthcare IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the medical device sector. IoT applies to any device that is connected to the Internet but can’t be used to access the Web directly. It’s common to have smart devices in the home, but it’s also making its mark on the medical device industry.
Smart devices now exist that help to monitor a patient’s drug intake, to ensure they’re taking medications as prescribed. These devices also monitor a patient’s daily activity and help manage and monitor chronic conditions, such as diabetes.
3. Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) is a technology that is helping to treat anxiety disorders in patients. Virtual reality use in therapy helps to increase the effectiveness and acceptability of anxiety treatment.
How does it work? The treatment is a 3D environment that helps to promote new learning by “transporting” patients to a different, engaging environment.
4. Heart Surgery Advancements
New surgical procedures in the realm of heart surgery are helping to save lives. One of these is a valve replacement that uses a catheter in the skin to access the heart, as opposed to conducting open-heart surgery. Doing so provides a safer option, and also reduces a patient’s recovery time and treatment.
There have also been robotics advancements in cardiac care. This technology enables also enables doctors to perform heart care through the use of tiny incisions that allow patients to quickly get back to their usual lives.
Medical Devices Continue to Evolve
These innovative medical devices are only the beginning. As technology continues to advance, solutions within the medical device industry will only continue to grow and evolve to better meet patient’s needs.
These solutions are ensuring that medical professionals have the tools needed to provide a higher level of care for their patients while ensuring their safety and providing a better overall experience.
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