Technological advancements over the last 10 years have been very influential in aiding various fields of human concern. These fields include agriculture, the environment, fashion.
The health, and wellness sector, are not being left behind. This is clearer during this COVID – 19 plagued season.
Below are the top ten technologies, written in ascending order;
7. Social Media
We are in physical confinement and the lockdowns can be very self-isolating. Despite this, there is soaring in contactable/digital businesses.
Social media is a great technology that helps citizens to remain connected. I must say, it is playing a huge role in keeping extroverts like me sane.
Rwanda and China are just some of the countries, using robots in the fight against COVID-19. This helps in reducing the contact between the doctors, nurses, and patients. It is helping in minimizing the risk of infection with the deadly virus.
The smart robots have the ability to screen 50 to 150 people per minute, do facial recognition, temperatures screening, monitoring, and keeping medical records of patients.
Drones came to the rescue.
Severely affected areas, that pose a risk to humans catching COVID-19 are using drones following:
- To spray disinfectants on the streets
- Transporting both medical equipment and patient samples
- Enhancing both speed of deliveries and preventing contamination of medical samples.
4. USSD & SMS
This is some of the low tech solutions which don’t necessarily require smartphones, that have been very effective in developing countries, to give factual information on Covid-19. Especially the USSD in countries like Kenya is being monitored by the Ministry of Health.
It is enabling more people to view epidemic information conveniently and in real-time from portable devices.
3. Fitness App
Keeping fit is key, despite this unfortunate season.
Hence apps such as Kemtai are having amazing impacts on offering personalized home fitness for the isolated and quarantined.
2. 3D Printing
Did you know, it is possible to 3D print parts of a body, such ears, kidney, and heart, and have them work as well as the once, you have. Welcome to the world of this exciting technology. It is being used to print disposable face shields and testing swabs for healthcare providers and testing centers.
1. Apple & Google
This is a new smartphone technology that automatically notifies people if they might be exposed to coronavirus.
It is a software that relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive.