Wearable X-ray technology has been the stuff of legends and even the stuff of dreams for many who wish to harness this as an applied technology. And there are in reality, a lot of advantages that it can provide from an IT managed service provider VA that can use it to enhance system diagnostics to the military applications for use as advanced surveillance or defense innovations.
It has been around for more than a century after it was developed by German physicist Wilhelm Rontgen in 1895. It found many uses back then and later became one of the greatest inventions in the field of science and medicine.
While there have been significant breakthroughs for x-rays, little has changed since it was first developed as x-ray machines are still encased within large and bulky contraptions due to the amount of radiation that it produces.
Seeing through walls with radio waves
Researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are developing some type of technology that is not the same but can be similar to x-rays in seeing through walls- by using radio waves. Using ultralow-power radio signals that are 1,000 times lower than standard Wi-Fi, it could detect humans behind a wall and track their movements in fine detail.
The system works similar to aircraft radar. But instead of bouncing off target objects and returning to the ground, the radio signal travels through the wall, bounces off a human and comes back through the wall and into a detector.
It may not be the same electromagnetic process of X-rays, but it does hold a potential for integrating the concept into X-ray technology to make it more scalable and portable.
A father and son team- both doctors- from New Zealand have developed an X-ray camera that could render radiological images in full color.
Although the image results are not naturally-colored, it is represented through the spectrum of X-ray passage through a structure of interest where colors can be assigned and pre-programmed into the device.
Although the device is still in the pre-clinical stage, it may soon find the technology applicable for detecting pathological anomalies or other medical and diagnostic uses.
It may still be a long way to go with how the technology is moving for a wearable version, but who knows, it could soon find more useful applications in IT solutions for IT consulting companies as system diagnostic tools, among others.