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!
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.
3. 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.
4. Orka 2
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.
6. The Ultrahuman Ring Air
The Ultrahuman Ring AIR is the world’s most comfortable sleep-tracking wearable! It gives the required importance to your sleep index, which provides insight into not just your sleep length but also your sleep efficiency, consistency, restfulness, and other markers. The ring also offers a Recovery Score which utilizes body signal heart rate variability and skin temperature to record your stress levels.
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.
Congenital heart disease is an extremely common birth defect, which most of us aren’t aware of. To bring awareness to this disease, Love Hultén collaborated with Teenage Engineering to create CHD-4 – a drum machine that is a functional and modular synthesizer of sorts that produces rhythms made using ECGs of four children suffering from various forms of heart diseases.
9. The OHEALTH H1
Designed the OPPO, the OHEALTH H1 is a clean and smooth-looking device that looks harmless, unlike the scary medical devices we usually come across. It is designed to resemble a pebble, one of OPPO’s favorite natural objects, or a bar of soap. Despite its minimalist and unassuming looks, the OHealth H1 is packed with health features equivalent to six diagnostic tools.
Dubbed Airy, this lightweight, fashionable, and sustainable brace is meant to correct the lateral curvature of the spine. It is primarily created for adolescent girls who are affected by scoliosis. Airy is intended to be a revamped and improved version of the current back braces available in the market.