All That’s Well To Tell PODCAST Episode Two
Let’s start the new year with the best of new ideas. Sydology finds these three new medical devices extraordinary…
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All three of these innovative medical devices push past the barriers of conventional medicine and end up in some interesting places. Each device was created in a different country, has a purpose in a unique part of the body and is expected to make a meaningful impression in 2016.
Cluster crusher: Pulsante™ SPG Microstimulator System
What? Neurotransmitter with remote control.
When? Now available in Europe.
Where? Implanted deep in the face near the nose, next to the sphenopalatine ganglion (nerve bundle), inserted through an incision in the upper gums.
Why? Treatment of cluster headaches.
Previous treatment was? Medications and oxygen therapy, with unpredictable relief.
Bend me your ears: EarFold
From? United Kingdom
Who? Created by plastic surgeon Dr. Norbert Kang.
What? Thin nitinol (metal alloy) implant covered in 24 carat gold.
When? Now available in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Mexico. Major international props!
Where? Implanted under skin of pinna (front of the ear), inserted through a small incision, grips onto cartilage.
Why? Treatment for protruding ears.
Previous treatment? Surgical procedure, otoplasty.
News? Allergan in process of acquiring EarFold. Awaiting FDA approval.
Musical tampon: Babypod
Who? Created at the Institut Marquès.
What? Pink silicone vaginal speaker that connects to a smartphone via a cord (accessed with an app).
When? Now available online at Babypod.net.
Where? Manual insertion into pregnant woman’s vagina.
Previous treatment? Headphones applied to pregnant belly.
News? Product launched in late December 2015, at the first concert for foetuses!
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