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10 tech gadgets that could save your life

10 tech gadgets that could save your life

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An interesting look at some obscure (and not-so-obscure) technologies that save lives.

Jim Sweeney is on a mission to make hospitals safer–through technology. The longtime entrepreneur, who started companies including prescription-benefit management firm Caremark and CardioNet, a maker of devices to diagnose hearth arrhythmias, is now at the helm of IntelliDOT Corp. The San Diego start-up makes handheld devices that mainly scan bar codes on drug labels and match them to patient wristbands. That helps nurses give the right patients the right dose of their medicine and avoid harmful interactions. The devices have some other uses, like guarding against patients getting the wrong type of blood in a procedure. – From Forbes