Technological Medications

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The human life cycle is marked by milestones. The very beginnings of life and its ultimate end are perhaps those culturally afforded the greatest attention. They can also be times of significant medical intervention and management.

Humans today made it possible to engage Technology within our Body to survive long in a healthy manner.

Lets have a glance of today’s Technology that is present in our Medications.

  1. Cutting Back on Melanoma Biopsies

With the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, a huge number of dangerous-looking moles are actually harmless, but has always been impossible to know for sure without an invasive surgical biopsy. The MELAFIND technology (MELA Sciences, Irvington, NY) uses missile navigation technologies originally paid for the Department of Defense to optically scan the surface of a suspicious lesion at 10 electromagnetic wavelengths.

2. Electronic Aspirin

For people who suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, and other causes of chronic, excruciating head or facial pain, the “take two aspirins and call me in the morning” method is useless. The system involves the permanent implant of a small nerve stimulating device in the upper gum on the side of the head normally affected by headache.

3. Needle-Free Diabetes Care

Diabetes self-care is a pain—literally. It brings the constant need to draw blood for glucose testing, the need for daily insulin shots and the heightened risk of infection from all that poking.  Echo Therapeutics (Philadelphia, PA) is developing technologies that would replace the poke with a patch.

4. Robotic Check-Ups

A pillar of health reform is improving access to the best health care for more people. Technology is a cost-effective and increasingly potent means to connect clinics. The RP-VITA Remote Presence Robot produced jointly by iRobot Corp. and InTouch Health is the first such autonomous navigation remote-presence robot to receive FDA clearance for hospital use.

5. A Valve Job with Heart

The Sapien transcatheter aortic valve is a life-saving alternative to open-heart surgery for patients who need new a new valve but can’t endure the rigors of the operation. A simpler procedure that promises dramatically shorter hospitalizations is bound to have a positive effect on the cost of care.

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