Top 5 Medical Gadgets for Doctors
The World is changing, and the Doctors need to change with it to adapt to the new medical technology. You may be still sticking with mercury thermometer or a standard stethoscope, but the modern medicine requires advancing towards better approaches. That includes the newest technology in medical field. We made this top medical gadgets list not to provoke you to buy them, but to make you aware of what’s happening around the world.
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Stethoscopes are the heart and soul of a doctor, and signify the trademark of a doctor. But the time is passing by and the age of simple stethoscopes is ending. Indeed almost all doctors today use simple stethoscopes, but the Digital Stethoscopes are already in the market! You can get a Littman Digital Stethoscope for 382$.
What can you do with them? Here’s a short list of benefits of Digital Stethoscopes over Simple ones:
Plug and Play- connect with headphones and start auscultating
Record- record the sounds for later use, you can even let your patients hear them too.
Connect- connect with any of your device, be it smartphone, tablet or even computer.
Range modes- change the speed of sounds anytime, be it half speed or full speed.
Lightweight- much lighter than the standard ones.
Ambient Noise Reduction- don’t let the environment hinder between you and your patient’s sounds.
AccuVein AV400 is the trend of medical gadgets for viewing veins faster and easier way! The portable light-weight device. It digitally displays a map of the vasculature on the surface of the skin in real time, allowing clinicians to verify vein patency and avoid valves or bifurcations. So, Doctors can now easily perform venipuncture with high accuracy and less discomfort to patient.
Smart pills, unlike the common medications you take are different from the fact that they can perform a series of actions which are just amazing to wonder.
Pills like Proteus consist of a smartphone, a sensor patch and a pill. Each pill contains a one-square-millimeter sensor that is coated in two digestible metals: copper and magnesium. The pill then transmits a signal to a small, battery-powered patch worn on the user’s torso and sends the data via Bluetooth to a caregiver’s or family member’s smartphone.
Adhere Tech have gone far with medical gadgets trend. They have introduced a smart pill bottle that lights up, rings and sends text/voice messages to remind the patients of their dosages. More? These bottle also saves track of the number of pills left and how many times the bottle has been opened and closed!
On the other hand, Smart Pills like Camera Pills can take high-speed photos of the intestinal tract. Instead of asking your patient for an invasive colonoscopy procedure, you can simply ask them to swallow these pills and let them do the imaging work!
Modern Researches from MIT are even working on powering these pills from our own body, Stomach Acid! This will be a landmark in medical diagnostics.
Unlike the mercury thermometers, these new specialized thermometers won’t just take temperature of your patients digitally, but they also connects with smartphones and take a record of every patient you see! Perfect medical gadgets for you, right?
Kinsa Smart Thermometer takes temperature from ear while the Withings Thermometer records temperature from directly over the temporal area. Below are the Core features of these medical gadgets:
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Why go to radiology department when you can do the ultrasound with your Pocket-Sized Ultrasound? The GE VScan is a portable light-weight Ultrasound machine. VScan comes with an expandable 4GB micro-SD card for image capturing and storing. It has pre-programmed presets for cardiac, abdominal and obstetrical scans and is advertised as also being suitable for urology, peripheral vascular and pleural fluid/motion detection.
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