Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ten Incredible Technological Medical Marvels For The Future

Ten Incredible Technological Medical Marvels For The Future

Medical marvels covered on YD range from tech solutions for the impaired to regular stuff like toilets and oral hygiene. Here's a look at ten medical and technological solutions for those with disabilities and not-so-impaired people. Hopefully some of them will make from the drawing board to the real-world.
10) I Contact by Eun-Gyeong Gwon & Eun-Jae Lee

Although at the moment it may be hard to fathom this concept, but designers Eun-Gyeong Gwon & Eun-Jae Lee propose a contact lens that is so technologically advanced that it works like a mouse for your computer. It's intended for people with disabilities, but that shouldn't stop the able-bodied people from experimenting with it.
9) Touch Sight Camera by Chueh Lee, Liqing Zou, Ning Xu, Saiyou Ma, Dan Hu, Fengshun Jiang & Zhenhui Sun

Designed for the visually impaired, the Touch Sight Camera looks to be an innovative solution for those who would like to capture precious moments even though they can't literally see it.
8 ) Sens Phone by Takumi Yoshida

Giving the blind an edge of independence is the Sens Phone. It's easy to use features will make it a practical device for independent use.
7) Batphones by Matthias Ries

Quite comical to say the least, although grandma here looks quite content to use it as her hearing aid!
6) Universal Toilet For The Disabled by Changduk Kim & Youngki Hong

The Universal Toilet has a flexible design coz it can be used by both the able-bodied and people on wheelchairs conveniently.
5) Oral Hygiene Monitor by Sarah Tisdale

Put me through the surgical knife but spare me the dentist! How many of us echo this sentiment…me, me me! Oral Hygiene Monitor makes sure that we won't forget our dentist; EVER!
4) Braille Interpreter by Hyung Jin Lim

Just because someone is blind, it's not necessary that they know Braille. Braille Interpreter is a gadget that will help them learn and interpret the language.
3) Nike Air Jordan Prosthetics by Colin Matsco

Designer limb!
2) Beagle Scarf For Autism by Leo Chao

A scarf that acts as a comforter for those with Autism, this one includes speakers in the hood, customized aroma patches along with textured inner pockets.
1) Lumitact Breast Prosthesis by Stephanie Choplin

Besides the pain and trauma associated with Breast Cancer, the loss of femininity is the biggest psychological side-effect. Lumitact is an adhesive, tactile breast prosthesis that integrates Phillips' Lumalive material into its design. It tries to bring back the sense of self-confidence and sexiness into the woman's life.