Top 11 Life-changing Inventions of The Year in Medicine & Healthcare

***UPDATED LIST FOR 2013

There are Tons of new inventions each and every year, but only a few have the capacity to change the world

From a sassy digital personal assistant to a mirror of the future, here are Thai Medical Vacation medical tours and cosmetic tours to Thailand Top 11 picks for the most impressive breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine..

The Medical Mirror takes your pulse by analyzing your face

Inventor: Ming Zher Poh, Massachusetts Institute of Technologies graduate student.

 

Did you realize you can measure your heart rate via your face? In the event you did, you are most likely a graduate student at MIT. Poh’s mirror, utilizing a internet cam behind the glass, measures the quantity of light your face is reflecting and utilizes it to calculate your heartbeat.

Why it is life-changing: We’ll have the ability to track our heart well being on our own, without a go to a physician and tons of sticky electrodes or sensors (that are painful for burn victims and also the infirm). The mirror will hopefully have the ability to tell us our respiratory rate and blood-oxygen saturation levels also.

The Stark Hand combines the utility of a hook and also the aesthetics of a cosmetic model Inventor: Mark Stark   

A prosthetic hand that’s each visually pleasing – it looks like a actual hand, albeit a bit mechanical – and, yes, handy: it moves like a high-end electronic version at a fraction with the price.

Why it is life-changing: Individuals with missing appendages, particularly arms and hands, have a rough time selecting between something costly and something useful. The Stark Hand can bend towards the user’s whim, along with a shrug with the shoulder can choose up irregularly shaped objects like light bulbs with ease. By utilizing cables and harnesses instead of electronics, Stark has put the full range of motion inside the grasp of each and every amputee.

There is now a (feasible) remedy for HIV – Inventors: Researchers at Charite-University Medicine Berlin

Stem cell transplant can remove all of the infected HIV cells and replace them with wholesome cells.

Why it is life-changing: Even though it’s met by skepticism from numerous scientists, the possible HIV remedy announced recently is a major scientific breakthrough.

A man with Leukemia and HIV had his whole immune system wiped out and replaced through stem cell transplant.  He has been off anti-HIV drugs for 3 years now with no trace of either the Leukemia or HIV.

If this man really is cured, it serves as “proof of the idea that our understanding of HIV biology is on the right track, and that in the event you terminate — not just in theory but in practice — all the cells within the body which are manufacturing HIV and substitute them with uninfected cells, you have a cure,” says Dr. Michael Saag, professor of medicine and director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham AIDS Center.

It is definitely not flawless — the process has lots of potentially fatal aftermath and could be very pricey for patients — but it is absolutely a leap within the precise direction.

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Comments

  1. dumler  April 20, 2012

    J’ai publié 4 photos sur Facebook, dans l’album Salon International des Inventions 2012

  2. moff yoshitecke  April 20, 2012

    heeheehee

  3. aman wilhaupt  April 17, 2012

    I am nigh hypersensitive to the aesthetics of URLs.

  4. mabergntma assette  April 16, 2012

    so my 10 year old sister made a wax model of a hand doing a peace sign but one of the fingers fell off..now it’s just giving people the bird

  5. well vekier  April 16, 2012

    No, you should not, also one does not need the contact lenses or glasses to see the dreams

  6. altaus  April 16, 2012

    haha barcodes right, hes really smart

  7. fian novic  April 14, 2012

    oh my god!! I am absolutely hysterical! tell me more!!

  8. myer sheimerits  April 13, 2012

    I predict cyberspace smell-o-vision will be the next big life-changing invention. Take that with a grain of salt, I also through the Flowbee hair cutting system would change the world – go figure.I just bought some bananas, but they're green. Now I can't wait until they turn all mushy so I can make banana bread too.

  9. campalisi  April 13, 2012

    He meant much much more to you – deep inside your head – than you did to him and apparently he wasn't on the same wavelength. Almost as if you built him up to the sky.
    Too bad and now you're back down and earth and looking forward to the next descent, eh, decent guy – maybe the next one will be even better than you can imagine. Just don't let your heart's longins run away with you mind!
    .

  10. auroydello burtle  April 12, 2012

    E.Z.C – The Aesthetics of Robert J Denham:

  11. monteely  April 11, 2012

    I got to call all these inventors in their 50s and older and ask them what their first invention was

  12. kibbeyer  April 10, 2012

    When new owners of something take said something and change the aesthetics of it to make it terrible.

  13. ran peru  April 7, 2012

    Here is another life changing invention:

  14. alcaillin  March 31, 2012

    I love you, you're funny and smart.

  15. remer wage  March 30, 2012

    True enough – pretentious england nothing since 1966

  16. suna  March 29, 2012

    LOL!

    :) xx

  17. farnan  March 27, 2012

    Of course it is legal, you signed away your right to privacy.

  18. frenzo kato  March 26, 2012

    Ming-Zher Poh: a mirror that gives you an instant health check

  19. nhunsen thides  March 26, 2012

    I'm just going to go with what I am thinking… First of all, self-confidence and self-esteem are 2 every important qualities to build on. When your a self-confident person, you can express yourself comfortably and not feel fearful of rejection. When you anticipate something, like rejection and you can accept the fact that you might not get your way, but at least you tried and you'll get over it, then your starting to program your mind to a better mindset which mean your in control emotionally. Now in your case, this guy you really like,makes you feel different from any other guy, or any other guy who has rejected you in the past at least.. So I can see how you can't let this go quit easily. I like the fact that you had messaged him again the second time, because you had that spark of self-confidence. I know for a fact that their is plenty of decent guys out there that you can come across if you allow it.

    Once you are able to move forward from this phase your having, you can manifest what you truly desire in life, that's just the way the universe works. You need to start feeling good and happy about whatever makes you happy, then you can attract the things you want in life. Sorry for side tracking a bit, but I'm going off of actual experience. The point is maintain high self-esteem and confidence and you'll feel better emotionally. If you feel like messaging this guy again, just tell yourself you'll be OK with any outcome, but at least find out what this guys deal is, he might be going through negative times, or maybe he is simply ignoring you, for Who knows what reason.

    If it just doesn't go your way at all, move forward and be connected with positive energy flow and you'll be joyous and happy.

  20. bitzenbing macgilvall  March 25, 2012

    GUYS how can I make a model of a hand?!?!

  21. malk  March 23, 2012

    I’d rather have a hook if I lost my hand in some sort of freak accident, but realize that’s not exactly conducive to typing. Rather than chucking in the tech-blogging for piracy, Mark Stark’s prosthetic hand is a worthy alternative. More »

  22. navopout wert  March 22, 2012

    The HIV cell is the weirdest looking cell I’ve ever seen….it’s icky looking.

  23. alse bluth  March 21, 2012

    About a third of the way in, your thought process just dissolved.

  24. mistant miki  March 21, 2012

    an unexplained medical miracle or any miracle for that matter would be God intervening.

  25. veth shiradele  March 21, 2012

    The Medical Mirror

  26. slaud bee  March 19, 2012

    "But in sincerity, calm down"..I didn't read anything else.I just lmao'd at that.Ohh the irony

  27. nakar wideniss  March 19, 2012

    Top 10 Life-Changing Inventions

  28. cedah  March 19, 2012

    A!

  29. sul  March 16, 2012

    You can check a person’s vital signs — pulse, respiration and blood pressure — manually or by attaching sensors to the body. But a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program is working on a system that could measure these health indicators just by putting a person in front of a low-cost camera such as a laptop computer’s built-in webcam.

  30. ger sen  March 13, 2012

    I love you, you're funny and smart.

  31. armyn kusser  March 13, 2012

    I love all three!!! My favorite would have to be 1, then 2, and then 3. But all of them are great :)

  32. yurent  March 13, 2012

    With all these life changing inventions and ultimate advancement in technologies, human life will become ultra modern and much more organized by utilizing innovative devices and instruments we create

  33. gulli  March 9, 2012

    Today is a very iconic day! One of the most life changing inventions has been created in this very day 100 years ago….The OREO!!!!!!

  34. craynarz  March 8, 2012

    goto some icecream shops and see if they are already wearing ice cream gloves, if they are you don't have a product, if they aren't ask them if they would be interested in buying some from you if you manufacture them (then you have a much easier market base than kids would ever be)

  35. kurstel gillo  March 5, 2012

    Miracles, by definition, defy natural explanation. Anyone who offers you a natural explanation for a miracle is not being truthful.

  36. tupp  March 3, 2012

    Everyone has T cells

  37. wues bart  March 2, 2012

    Bietet medizinische Nachrichten und Tipps aus dem Gesundheitsbereich fur Fachkreise Redaktionen und Privatpersonen

  38. furler  February 29, 2012

    Ming-Zher Poh: a mirror that gives you an instant health check
    The Guardian
    As part of my PhD research in the division of health sciences and technology at MIT, I’d been working on technologies that enable more comfortable and convenient measurement of a person’s physiological signals. The mirror is just one of the concepts I …

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    New Inventions 2012: Time Warner Cable’s ‘Connect A Million Minds’ Teams Up With

  40. phans ski  February 20, 2012

    The capability has been around for years. The actual use has been limited.

    As to rights violation there are none.
    Good stop for suspicion.

    In fact all those reviewing isotopes are supposed to be issued cards with an official phone number for police, TSA and Customs to be able to check.

    Those cards have been standard and ordered by the FDA for years.

  41. kahn petraye  February 14, 2012

    Sorry, I fell asleep.
    ;-(

  42. wosia gherdt  February 2, 2012

    Computers, mobile phones and robots are just a few life-changing inventions we tend to take for granted every day. These technologies, however,…

  43. ward  January 10, 2012

    Okay, so I have my own question…. did you write these? Because if you did, I applaud you!!! I have to say I like the first on the best!!!!

  44. tura pranh  January 4, 2012

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