10 Great Health Inventions that Changed Lives of Millions

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  1. Sight Saver

sight saversThe special device called “bionic eyeball” it is truly a life-changing symbol for millions of people who struggle from retinal disease including age-related macular degeneration, which are the main causes of blindness. The revolutionary invention works in a considerably simple way with a tiny camera that is attached to a pair of glasses, which a worn by the patient, working to gather images as a real eye would. It transmits those pictures wirelessly to the titanium-based microchip encased in the eyeball. In addition, the chip stimulates retinal nerve cells that are responsible for sending images to the nerve of the brain.

 

  1. Fun and functional fitness

fun and functional fitnessThe ball called the sOccket is responsible for generating and storing energy as the player kicks it, subsequently providing energy at home. There is enough of only fifteen minutes for powering a tiny light for as much as three hours. This invention may also assist people in developing nations to replace kerosene, which is one of the causes of respiratory illness and fires. The ball works of the mechanism of flashlights that charges when shaken, just like a Swiss watch. The device will be available for purchase as a high-end cell phone charger in the US, profiting Third World countries with low-cost balls.

 

  1. No-drill dental work

no drill dental workThe problem that any dentist encounters is to drill out a heavy part of the tooth just to get a small area of infection. Now, there is a new treatment for early cavities that works by injecting liquid resin right into the tooth, which invention is called Icon. Therefore, once it reaches the inside of the problem of decay, it solidifies and stops the cavity from progressing. The product is already on Europe’s market, soon to be widely available in the US.

 

  1. Hope for heart patients

hope for heart patientsThere is a new heart pump that dramatically improves the odds of surviving a heart transplant surgery. Heart Mate II was approved by the FDA to be implanted into patients’ abdomens. After numerous clinical trials, MD of Duke University Joseph Roger states that there is treatment for patients that previously had no chances of such, which helps them feel well and live much longer. The device is driven by turbine engines with the size of a D battery, routing oxygen blood from the weakened heart through its turbine to the rest of the body.

 

  1. Colonoscopy in a capsule.

colonoscopy in a capsuleColon cancer is truly a problem in the US of over 40 per cent Americans not getting screened for such problem. The reason is due to the scoping procedure, which is completed with fasting, cleansing solutions, including anaesthesia. The procedure works by the patient swallowing a camera-carrying pill that beams back images to their physician computer. The process is truly revolutionary as a less painful and easier-to-implement procedure. It is already used to view the oesophagus and small intestine being considered by many specialists and professional as an “excellent first step.”

 

  1. Do-it-yourself glasses

do it yourself glassesThis invention involves a pair of glasses that can be adjusted by the user. It works simple: the glasses carry two membranes filled with silicone oil, which is encased in hard plastic forming the lenses. In addition, the plastic dial makes the lenses either stronger or weaker by adding/removing the quantity of oil. Such pair of glasses can last endlessly, and thinking of places like in the sub-Saharan Africa with only a few optometrists for an excessive amount of patients – the device might be well handy.

 

  1. Sex boost for women

sex boost for womenA decade after the approval of the FDA for giving males a little blue pill to enhance their libido, this time women are being able to get it too. More than 1,500 premenopausal women received the treatment with reduced sex-drives and sex-related distress, and the new drug showed great results. The drug received a name of Flibansering, where a German pharmaceutical company studied the drug as an antidepressant with showing low result yet becoming revolutionary for treating female sexual dysfunction that works on neurotransmitters in the brain, but not the hormones in the body. The only part that needs to be worked upon is the name, providing a more appropriate definition of the pill.

 

  1. Safer helmets

safer helmetThe name of such invention is SuperSkin, which is a thin gelatinous layer covered in tough plastic coating in a biker’s helmet. The invention works when the biker falls from the bike and scrapes his or her helmet across the ground. So the motion of the falling biker rotates the head often bringing brain and neck damage. The helmet prevents such occurrence with it stretching before breaking, saving the person from sustaining considerable injuries. In the meantime, the helmet is designed only for motorcycles, but it is not far from being made for other sport equipment.

 

  1. Anti-smoking vaccine

anti smoking vaccineQuitting smoking may be a trend now, but in practice, to quit smoking can truly be an incredibly difficult procedure for some. The new vaccine is the solution for around 90 per cent of quitters who unfortunately restart smoking. The treatment works for six months where NicVax forms antibodies for nicotine, similarly as other vaccines for disease. So the antibodies attack the nicotine’s molecules, increasing their size, making them too big to enter the brain’s pleasure areas. The vaccine is not working on the central nervous system, resulting in fewer side effects from regular antismoking drugs.

 

  1. Needle-free vaccines

needle free vaccineA new method for inoculation is a main research projects by Boston University researchers, which holds no injection. The new procedure works with nanoparticles that are deposited inside the vaccine, with each being no bigger than a human pore. Subsequently, the particles are applied for a foil-backed film, just like a nicotine patch. The novice idea replaces the old needle method, which included pain and other distresses. Instead, a mild electrical charge from a small device will be used to drive particles into the skin, which is then transplanted into the body.