Medical devices you should keep an eye out for in 2021

The medical device industry has been a literal lifesaver during the pandemic, and now, a revolution is coming in 2021. 

Due to the pandemic, economists expect a rise in the US market. Hence, Medtech companies have launched several new products, ranging from surgical robotics to single-use scopes. 

Amazon COVID-19 Test

Amazon is selling their own COVID-19 test collection kit in June and July. The samples contain up to five individual anterior nasal swab specimens per pool. The user’s test results can either be delivered online through Amazon’s website or receive an email/text when their results are ready. 

Vision Beyond

Vision Beyond software is a platform that elevates reality smart glasses – which beam what they see to web-enabled mobile devices. Clinicians provide audio and visual direction, transmitting live voice calls and exhibit digital visuals through the glasses to aid the patient quickly. 

Wearable IoMT Biosensing Lifestyle Device

Wearable IoMT biosensing lifestyle devices allow the collection of critical biometric in real-time, even outside medical facilities. These devices are accessible to consumers and medical providers due to their networking with phones and biosensing intelligent devices. 

FX Solution’s Humelock Glenoid Baseplate

FX Solutions’ Humelock glenoid baseplate is a 24 mm round base plate with four baseplate options. This plate would aid in renal denervation treatment for hypertension and Hugo soft tissue robotic-assisted surgery system. 

Zio XT

Zio XT is a miniaturised device that increases adherence, better patient comfort whilst being portable. The device includes a waterproof layer and an adhesive with a flexible design for secure attachment on the left side of the chest. Zio XT would collect 98% of the patients’ data and send it back iRhythm after 14 days and analyse the result. 

Radiofrequency Ablation Device

Common symptoms like Atrial fibrillation (AFib) can be treated by radiofrequency (RF) ablation (device). To stop the blood clotting, a catheter is introduced to the left side of the heart. The physician repositions the catheter each time to make a lesion during an RF procedure. 

Robotically-assisted Surgical Devices

Robotically-assisted surgical (RAS) devices are made to perform hysterectomies, prostatectomies and colectomy based on 30-day follow-ups with patients. However, clinical trials are using RAS devices with no regulatory supervision and using the device for other means, such as the prevention/treatment of cancer that the FDA did not approve on based on overall survival, recurrence, and disease-free survival. 

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