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June 02, 2022

Health Tech Innovations You Need to Know About

Healthcare is one of the most important and fastest-growing industries in the world. The need for healthcare applications that can meet this industry's security and compliance requirements is greater than ever before. At the same time, usability is becoming increasingly important in all industries, and healthcare is no exception. With more industries focusing on developing lifestyle monitoring and healthcare tech, using full-cycle development tools like the Docker registry by JFrog is coming into the light. 

Wearable Technology That Tracks Your Heart Rate Steps Taken, And Calories Burned 

One of the most popular health tech innovations in recent years is wearable technology. These devices can track various metrics, including your heart rate, steps taken, and calories burned. They can also be used to monitor your sleep quality and activity level. Some wearable devices even can send alerts to your doctor or care team if you experience a sudden drop in your heart rate or an increase in your activity level. 

We're all aware of how much popularity the Apple Watch has garnered in such a short amount of time. But other companies are also offering similar devices, such as Fitbit and Garmin. And it's not just fitness-focused companies that are getting in on the action. Tech giants like Samsung and Google have also released their own wearable devices. 

The adoption of wearable technology is being driven by the increasing availability of these devices and the falling prices of these devices. In addition, the development of new applications for these devices is making them more valuable to a broader range of people. For example, there are now apps that can monitor your blood pressure or track your menstrual cycle. 

Virtual Reality Technology For Pain Relief And Rehabilitation 

Virtual reality (VR) technology is another health tech innovation that is gaining popularity. VR headsets allow you to be transported to a different world, which can be used for various purposes, including pain relief and rehabilitation. 

Several VR applications have been developed for pain relief. One example is "SnowWorld," which provides distraction therapy for burn patients. The app immerses the user in a virtual world where they can throw snowballs at penguins and igloos. This type of therapy has been shown to reduce pain perception by up to 50%. 

VR technology is also being used in physical rehabilitation. One example is the "Rehab My Patient" app, which is used to help stroke patients regain the use of their limbs. The app is designed to be used in conjunction with a physical therapist. 

3D-Printed Prosthetics And Implants 

Another health tech innovation that is gaining popularity is additive manufacturing, or "three-dimensional printing," to create prosthetics and implants. This technology offers several advantages over traditional manufacturing methods, including the ability to create custom-fit devices and produce devices in a shorter time frame. 

One example of a company that is using additive manufacturing to create prosthetics is Limbitless Solutions. The company uses D printing to create custom-fit bionic arms for children. The company's goal is to provide these devices at no cost to the families of the children who need them. 

Additive manufacturing is also being used to create implants. One example is the Osteoid Medical implant, which was created using additive manufacturing. This implant is used to treat patients with osteoporosis. 

Apps That Help You Manage Your Mental Health 

Mental health is an important issue that many people struggle with. There are many apps that have been developed to help people manage their mental health. One example is the "Headspace" app, which offers guided meditation and mindfulness exercises. The app also has a tracking feature that allows you to track your progress over time. 

Another example of an app that can help you manage your mental health is the "Calm" app. This app offers a variety of features, including a breathing exercise, relaxation sounds, and a "body scan" meditation. The app also has a tracking feature that allows you to track your progress over time. 

The adoption of these apps is being driven by the increasing awareness of mental health issues and the need for people to find ways to cope with these issues. In addition, the apps are becoming more user-friendly and are offering a more comprehensive range of features. 

Drones That Can Deliver Medical Supplies To Remote Areas 

Drones are a relatively new technology that is being used in various industries. One area where drones are beginning to have an impact is the delivery of medical supplies to remote areas. 

One company that is using drones to deliver medical supplies is Zipline. The company operates in Rwanda and Ghana, delivering blood and vaccines to remote health facilities. The company has plans to expand its operations to other countries in the future. 

The use of drones for delivering medical supplies offers many advantages, including the ability to reach remote areas and avoid traffic congestion quickly. In addition, it can be less expensive than traditional delivery methods, such as ground transport or air transport. 

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