A new, four-minute video explains "5 Cool Technologies Your Tax Dollars are Funding." The science education resource features a selection of recent advances developed to help people stay healthy, get treatment sooner, or have a better quality of life.
The five highlighted technologies are:
- 1. a painless, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring device to replace testing by a finger-prick,
2. a skin patch that monitors blood pressure continuously using ultrasound, without a cuff,
3. a painless laser scan for breast cancer screening, instead of a mammogram,
4. a fingernail scan to count white cells for patients having chemotherapy, as an early indicator for risk of infection, and
5. a prosthetic hand that provides a sense of touch for the user.
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The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the National Institutes of Health, assembled the resource, the latest in a series of brief videos in recent years that shine a spotlight on exciting technologies developed at labs around the country funded by the institute.