Innovation is one messy business. It’s much more convenient to talk about it than lowering yourself into its practical execution, which can include long spells of work only to hit a dead-end at times. Apart from it, creating a whole new methodology can be trickier than you think. There are lot of components like uniqueness, directness of the requisite actions, efficacy, reliability, and more, that demand to be banded together in order to get anywhere near the route that leads to your desired goal. The complexity that surrounds the concept is largely why any inventions in the olden days were viewed as a big deal. Even though they might not be completely aware of the process, the people knew what kind of effort it must have taken from Thomas Edison to discover light or from Graham Bell to create telephone in their era. Hence, this knowledge brought a sense of appreciation for such geniuses.
This rarity of innovation has changed drastically over the last few decades. Now it’s happening in spades, and we are forced to choose what to focus on. This change is, of course, brought into effect by technology. It’s one thing to have an exclusive piece of innovation, but when you encounter something that can lead to an even better life; you know you have something special on your hands.
Yes, the innate value of innovation has decreased, but there is one big anomaly in this belief. That anomaly is the medical field. If anything, the feeling of wonderment around innovation has only grown in this sector, and they might have one more thing to marvel at now. Researchers at California University, San Diego, have created an ultrasound patch that can determine the blood flow in vessels with a reach of 14 cm deep inside the body.
This is believed to have the potential for helping clinicians in diagnosing different sensitive medical conditions like cardiovascular diseases and blockages that can be fixed by timely treatment. An interesting element of these patches is the presence of ultrasound transducers on them. These transducers help the patches in sizing up vessels that are not directly underneath. This is achieved by the option of selective activation, thus altering the line of impact. The test results of these patches have been quite encouraging. With the wired-tethered version ready, there is hope to create a wireless one soon.