We cannot take our health and well-being for granted, and a mindset of preparedness and precaution is extremely integral to handling medical emergencies. The medical industry has been making leaps and jumps in its innovations, to provide us with top-notch medical care. Designers have been coming up with new and improved, life-saving medical designs that not only boost medical care but also relieve some of the pressure from our tireless medical force. From an award-winning inflatable stretcher design to the world’s most comfortable sleep-tracking wearable – these medical innovations are a boon to modern healthcare and a reminder that we cannot take our health for granted any longer!
1. The Inflatable Stretcher
The Inflatable Stretcher was designed by Yu-Hsin Wu, a student at Taiwan’s Shih Chien University. The stretcher is designed to be a new and updated version of the ordinary stretcher. It can transport patients in a safe and secure manner from the site of the accident to the hospital. It cushions a patient the way you would wrap someone in bubble wrap!
2. The +CLOCK
The +CLOCK isn’t just your ordinary clock, it’s a habit-building device that sits on your bedside table and tells the time. The massive clock features a carousel with 28 slots for daily meds. You can organize your meds according to the day and time, ensuring that you never miss a single dose!
3. The Ergostone Pebble
The Ergostone Pebble is a compact and versatile pouch that is made of fine-grained sand from soapstone. The unique natural mineral imparts the pouch with incredible heating and cooling properties to comfort the different parts of your body. The tactile soapstone sand inside its smooth shell of silicone, lets the Pebble softly conform to your body, while still retaining its heat or coldness.
Wethm produces gentle vibrations of a train ride to slow the heart down, which is known as cardiovascular synchronization. It is a simple yet effective accessory that uses gentle sounds to lull our body and mind to sleep, providing us with a more peaceful state of rest. Wethm makes use of tender buzzing to gradually wake you up, making you feel refreshed and recharged, ready to face the day head-on.
5. The ScanWatch 2
The ScanWatch 2 provides continuous body temperature variation tracking with an extraordinary 30-day battery life. Besides tracking your workouts and sleep, it also keeps an eye on your body temperature. It functions as an early warning system, warning you about any sudden fluctuations in the body temperature.
6. The Resilience Wheelchair
The Resilience Wheelchair is anything but your ordinary wheelchair! It converts your typical rugged motorized wheelchair into an elegant chaise lounge which is available in color choices of resilient gray and classy chrome, providing the design with an elegant touch. The chair is built using plastic and leather, which ensure soft comfort and pleasant tactile experiences.
MicroMed is a conceptual product design that provides customized doses of medication. It is an advanced med dispenser that allows doses based on the user’s characteristics. Data is entered on a companion app to identify and offer the correct dose to the user. The MicroMed eliminates blister packaging as it is very wasteful.
8. Orka Two
This innovative hearing aid is called the Orka Two, and it feels and looks like a pair of wireless earbuds. It features an ergonomic and aesthetic design that is an excellent option for those who don’t like wearing devices like this. The Orka Two is quite lightweight and has a “gentle curve” which provides the utmost comfort to the wearer.
Dubbed Sito, this compact and pocketable device is designed to be a lifesaver in dangerous situations, making deaf individuals aware of all the latest happenings in their surroundings. The gadget beams vital visual clues on the LDC display, converting ambient noise into a frequency display.
Say hello to BHeart – the world’s first health tracker with an ‘endless’ battery?! What makes BHeart’s battery endless is the fact that it uses YOUR body movements to charge itself, in turn reducing your electric bill and carbon emissions by manifolds. BHeart utilizes its patent-pending energy-harvesting technology to recharge itself with the help of motion, environmental light, and body heat.