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Category: Medical

This Tiny Device and Mobile App Lets You Take a Medical-Grade EKG/ECG in Just 30 Seconds

This is the KardiaMobile by AliveCor and it allows you to take a medical-grade EKG/ECG in just 30 seconds in the comfort of your own home.  Considered to be “the most clinically‑validated personal EKG/ECG in the world,” the user just has to simply open the Kardia app on their smartphone, place his/her fingers on the electrodes of a tiny device, and the results instantly appear.

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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.

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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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