20 Health Innovations That Will Blow Your Mind
The ever-accelerating pace of technological innovation around the world continues to blow our minds. Nowhere is this truer than in the medical field, where things that were never thought possible are suddenly becoming realities!
Thanks to a number of mind-blowing health innovations, the paraplegic have a way to walk again, people with Parkinson’s disease can stop their hands from shaking, and so much more. There’s even a way for the colorblind to now see the colors that they’ve lost!
On the following list, we’re going to share some of the most mind-blowing health innovations that have already become realities and a few that are just around the corner. If this is the current state of innovation in the medical field, we can’t wait to see how things are going to change even more in the years to come.
1. A New Skin
While looking into ways to improve bandages, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created something even better: a second skin. Created by combing two chemicals, this “second skin” (dubbed XPL) can withstand moisture, abrasion and general wear. At present, the researchers believe this “second skin” could be used to treat wrinkles, potentially making it the Holy Grail of cosmetic products.
2. Spray Bandages
If the researchers at MIT failed to create a new alternative to the bandage, then researchers at the University of Maryland have succeeded. They’ve developed a compound that can be sprayed onto a wound. After being sprayed, the material quickly hardens and doubles in size, quickly preventing significant blood loss. In the hands of first responders, technology like this could save many lives.
3. The Shrinking Pacemaker
The pace of technological evolution around the world has meant that machines are getting more efficient, more powerful and smaller than they ever were before. The technology of the pacemaker has finally begun to keep pace with this trend. Now, there are much smaller and more efficient pacemakers on the market, which greatly improve the longevity of those who need them.