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This is the Medical Technology You Can’t Ignore in 2019

In March, the Future Healthcare Exhibition and Conference was hosted in London. This noteworthy event revealed the new medical technology device sales reps must know about.

As a medical device sales rep, it’s critical to keep up with the latest and greatest medical technology. Knowing about new technology not only helps you stay on top of your sales game, but also it helps you determine which future sales opportunities are right for you. 

If you didn’t make it to London, don’t sweat it — we’ve put together this list of the top medical technology revealed at the conference that you can’t ignore. 

1. Cortical Disarray Measurement (CDM)

Oxford Diagnostics is using this medical technology to advance the care for Alzheimers and dementia. The technology takes an extra level of details from existing MRIs to detect micro changes in the brain. This allows doctors to diagnose these diseases potentially years before symptoms begin. The device has the potential to screen for other brain diseases as well. 

2. EVA System

The earlier cervical cancer is found and treated, the better the chances of beating it. With their new mobile cervical cancer testing device, MobileODT is aiming to help providers catch this dangerous cancer sooner and enable women to receive treatment earlier. The EVA System is a battery-powered, hand-held colposcope that can take high-quality images of the cervix. Then, using an algorithm developed with the National Cancer Institute, it can give an accurate diagnosis within minutes. 

3. Genie Connect

Despite the constant connections technology and social media allow, people are lonelier than ever. In fact, a 2018 survey conducted by Cigna found a loneliness epidemic — 46 percent of Americans surveyed said they sometimes or always feel lonely. With Genie Connect, a miniature, friendly looking robot, Service Robotics Limited is giving older adults the power of connection. The robot carries out various commands and can have a conversation with the user. It can even schedule a video chat with family members and healthcare providers. 

4. Blockchain technology

New medical technology has the power to impact and change medicine. However, the more technology, the greater the risk to the security of patients’ information. Medicalchain is making it both easier and safer for patients to access and share their medical information. With blockchain technology, patients can securely access their own medical records and share it with providers when needed. Not only does this give the patient greater security, it empowers them to take ownership of their healthcare.

5. Non-contact vital signs monitoring

Falls are a huge risk for older adults. In fact, they’re the leading cause of death and injury among adults age 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The solution for many patients at high-risk of falling is usually a wearable device or a camera.  Xandar Kardian is changing that by designing a non-contact, no-camera vital signs monitoring system. The radar-based device can detect when patients sit up, slip and fall, and fall more slowly from a heart attack or other condition. It continues to monitor patients until they get up and sends the data to their caretaker in real time. 

6. AI support for breast cancer patients

Medical technology isn’t always focused on diagnosing and monitoring physical symptoms. Patient support and follow-up care are just as important. Wefight’s Vik Breast AI app gives breast cancer patients support through a chatbot, which answers questions, offers tips and advice, provides medication reminders, and records side effects.