Technology is affecting every field, including the healthcare sector. The medical machines are getting faster, smarter and smaller making it easier for the doctors and effective for the patients. Here are the three major innovations in the medical technology.
1) Cancer Nanotherapy
Nanotechnology provides precise treatments which are less costly and less invasive. The patients see better outcomes. Nanodevices are already in use. Cancer treatment technologies use nanomaterials. Nanobots are invented which provides drugs to defective cells.
2) Brain-Machine Interfaces
We now have more advanced artificial limbs and other devices. Upper-arm amputation is a common problem for many U.S. citizens. Researchers have worked to translate neural signals from users into the computer-controlled limb movements. Clinical trials of new devices that are safe for home use are launched. So, you don’t need to stay under the supervision of doctors or nurses when using these devices. Sensors can be directly implanted in the brain. However, external devices like headsets can relay brain signals to the limbs and wheelchairs as well.
3) Smart stethoscope
This tool is used doctors and nurses to look at the patient’s heart and lung function. You can now order x-rays, ECG or other tests easily with the help of smart stethoscopes. If you attach Eko Core to the old stethoscope, then you can get both analog and digital sound. It is transmitted to the cloud with the help of the Bluetooth. A doctor can download the data from the cloud to his or her smartphone. When the stethoscope is used the doctor will be able to visualize the waveforms, record and play back the body sounds. The doctor can then store it in the patient’s electronic health record. This new technology will help to reduce the medical costs.
The advances in medical technology are truly incredible. Health care facility will become more convenient and the cost of medical services will be reduced.