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Category: Medical

This High-Tech, Expandable ‘Mobile Hospital’ Has a COVID-19 Isolated Clinic Space

Given the unpredictability of COVID-19 and rising hotspots across the U.S., the CT Defense Mobile Medical Unit could lessen the constraint put on hospitals – and save more lives. Created by CT Defense and distributed by Elavo, this state-of-the-art mobile hospital is a 12-bed mobile ICU that features HEPA filtered climate control, which prevents the spread of infectious diseases.

The unit stands out from the rest due to its advanced sanitization entrance/exit that protects health workers and the community. It has expandable sides that almost doubles the clinic space, which includes a 633-square foot area that is completely isolated. When in transit, the unit is 8ft wide and at full-expansion, it measures 15’9” wide. Equipped with designated hazardous material chutes, a level 4 generator, 212-gallon water tank, and many more features one would expect to see in an ICU, the unit can operate independently or be tied to shore power.

CT Defense, a family managed business has produced over 5,000 vehicles serving a variety of purposes since 1978 and is excited to be at the forefront of mobile medical innovation.

These 3D-Printed Bionic Arms Could Enable Medical Experts to Provide Treatment Remotely

These are 3D-printed Youbionic Arms that have multi-grip functionality and responsive aesthetics while supporting the body and enhancing productivity. Developed with “high exoskeletal functionality,” these impressive robotic arms allow users to effortlessly perform daily activities. They could also assist doctors in providing treatment remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic by reducing the spread of germs.

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This On-Demand Power-Assist’ for Wheelchair Gives Users an Extra Boost Up Steep Hills, Ramps with a Simple Tap

This is the SmartDrive MX2 + with a Push Tracker by Permobil. It’s a lightweight power assist for manual wheelchairs that supplements the exertion needed from users with a simple tap of the hand, a gesture, or the push of a button and an extra boost is given – when and where the user needs it.

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This High-Tech Suit Provides an ‘Additional Layer of Muscles’ and Kicks in When Needed

This is the Myosuit by MyoSwiss, an intensive and activity-training device that functions as an “additional layer of muscles, providing strength and stability to the knees, hips, and ankles.” It’s ideal for those with muscle weakness, from older adults to stroke and post-op patients to those with incomplete spinal cord injury, muscle dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and ICUA-acquired weakness.

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Researchers Made Transparent, Breathable and Biodegradable Face Masks Called ‘HelloMasks’

Researchers from the EPFL’s EssentialTech Center and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology have developed a better alternative to the standard surgical face mask – an almost completely transparent, breathable, protective, biodegradable and recyclable face mask. They’re appropriately called HelloMasks as facial expressions will finally be seen and they are made from organic biomass-based materials.

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This Waterproof Prosthesis Is Ideal for Swimming and Offers a More Natural Walking, Jogging Experience

This is the Genium X3 by Ottobock, a high-tech, waterproof lower limb prosthesis that allows individuals to swim, jog and cycle and walk smoother with a more natural gait – and just overall enjoy a more active lifestyle sans limitations. Built out of titanium and stainless steel, it has a protective seal that shields the joint’s sensitive sensor and electronic systems against dust, sand, and moisture.

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Fitbit Designed an Emergency Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients When Standard Machines Aren’t Available

To help COVID-19 patients fighting for their lives, Fitbit engineers and researchers consulted with healthcare workers to design an emergency ventilator called the Fitbit Flow. It’s a simplified and cost-effective version based on manual resuscitator bags used by paramedics. The Fitbit Flow has multiple patient-monitoring sensors that control the pressure and volume of the oxygen being delivered.

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This Antibody Drug Could Reduce 45% of Deaths of COVID-19 Patients on Ventilators

Doctors at the University of Michigan discovered an antibody-drug that could significantly reduce the chance of death of COVID-19 patients who are on a ventilator, according to the MIT Technology Review. Given the grim statistics, that more than half of COVID-19 patients will die on a ventilator, this drug could be a vital turning point for those fighting for their lives.

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This Breathable, Washable ‘Orthopedic Cast’ Could Replace Itchy, Unhygienic Conventional Casts

This is the OrthoHeal FlexiOH, an orthopedic cast or “immobilizer” that has the rigidity to hold the fractured part like a conventional cast but ensures proper skin ventilation and hygiene. FlexiOH is breathable, washable, odorless, and promotes skin health, whereas conventional casts can irritate the skin and cause itchy rashes, etc.

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This Electronic Stethoscope Enables Doctors to Listen to Lungs, Heartbeat from Afar Amid COVID-19

This is the ThinkLabs One Digital Stethoscope by Colorado-based ThinkLabs Medical LLC. It’s a tiny yet powerful stethoscope that enables doctors to listen to the heart and the lungs from another room – either via headphones/earbuds or a speaker. ThinkLabs One has been crucial for medical staff amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

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