The PPE Crisis: How We Got Here

Why did the US fail in providing its frontline workers with the PPE that they needed in order to stay safe in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic?

The answer goes back several decades, and uncovers a fascinating and disturbing aspect of American policy.

New Tech Solutions for Old Health Problems

What cutting-edge technology has hit the healthcare field recently? From remote medicine to nanotechnology to therapy chatbots, let’s take a tour of some of the more amazing innovations in the industry.

Doctor Dog: “Man’s Best Friend” Enters the Healthcare Industry

Many dogs are being specially trained to “work in healthcare,” providing medical services to those who need it – and often even saving lives. It's not just seeing eye dogs. Nowadays, this could include dogs that can detect medical and allergic emergencies, psychiatric service dogs, seizure response dogs, and more!

Wearable Technology: A New Frontier in PPE

Wearable technology is becoming accepted in the workplace as an excellent way to protect employees. This promising new form of personal protective equipment (PPE) includes “smart” vests, wristbands, helmets, hardhats, clothing, glasses, or shoes. Wearable tech can help to monitor employees’ health on the job, protect them from workplace hazards, collect data, and improve safety training methods in various industries. There are certainly benefits... but there are also downsides to wearable tech on the job.  

Looking Ahead: The Future of the Disposable Glove Market

The protective glove industry has fluctuated drastically over the past year. Market size doubled from 2019 to 2020. This intense growth, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been unprecedented.

But what does the future hold? How will the effects of COVID-19 affect the market over the next decade? Will any other factors hold a strong sway over the future of the protective glove industry?