1) MALNUTRITION, BE GONE
The international rescue committee or the IRC have started using wristbands that can diagnose malnutrition. The newest version enables the local health care providers to monitor the nutrition and weight gain of the children, without having to ask for any external help from the humanitarian workers or the big hospitals that these children cannot afford. This technological innovation has been used in South Sudan, where more children were treated effectively with the help of the wristband locally than in a far off health facility.
2) REINVENTED TOILET EXPO
In November 2018, the bill gates and Melinda gates foundation launched an expo for sanitation technology in Beijing, China. This expo had sanitation products that would provide safe drinking water and access to hygiene and sanitation. This innovation can help over 8 lakh children below the age of 5 who die from diarrhea every year. They even showcased a product that could convert fecal waste into clean water and fertilizer. This exhibition proved to have the potential to be a great resource to nations with poor sanitation and sewage systems.
3) XSTAT 30
XSTAT 30 is a new device that was used in 2014, which has recently received approval for civilian use. It is a syringe by RevMedX filled with tiny sponge-like material that expands when it is exposed to blood. It can, therefore, be injected into a deep wound and will provide pressure from within and block the flow. The incredible part is, the injury can be sealed in under a minute. The device can hence be used to replace the traditional methods used by medics to pack a wound.
4) A TOOL TO REUSE SANITARY NAPKINS
http://web.archive.org/web/20210625191230if_/https://www.youtube.com/embed/oe4beuIkNhE A team of students developed a toolkit called Flo. It was designed to end the stigma of menstruation in developing countries. It helps women to wash used pads and reuse them. It was created to prevent infections and help these women get the confidence to go to schools and work even when they are menstruating. The tool has separate compartments to carry the used and unused pads as well.
5) CAR MAT
It’s not just an ordinary car mat, but a dual purpose car mat. It is attached to the bottom of a wheelchair, enabling the wheelchair to move quickly into a sidewalk. It can be folded into the car and a wheelchair. It also comes with an inbuilt sensor that collects data about all the areas of the city that needs better access for people who use a wheelchair and the like. This innovation was designed in Brazil by the Ford Eco Sport cars.