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The connected technology market is regularly startled with announcements of amazing inventions and sci-fi-ish perspectives. Among the innovative products that have many of us drool, some are just someone’s dream weaved into a video presentation laced with special FX, showing you virtually how it works; some are prototypes that certainly won’t be mass distributed tomorrow because the technologies used are still costly.
Wireless device can detect anemia
Glasswing is a wireless medical device that can detect anemia and hemorrhage in a non-invasive way. It is capable of identifying hemoglobin levels without using a needle, only by measuring the light that is transmitted through the patient’s finger. The device has already been shown in two separate trials and the results have been extremely promising. Read more
New use of the iPad in the operating room
Gaus Surgical Inc. has created a medical platform which uses the iPad to measure blood loss during surgery. Right now anesthesiologists measure blood loss visually, a process that can be imprecise and therefore cause significant problems for the patient’s health. The new platform uses the iPad to scan surfaces that are covered in blood, such as pieces of gauze, and sends them to the cloud. They are then processed by special algorithms that estimate the amount of blood present in each image. Read more