Medical Technology – The Never Ending Updates/Developments

Medical technology not only improves the quality of healthcare a doctor or hospital can provide, it also makes it far easier for specialists to diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to their patients. Life Medical Technologies thinks with new technologies being introduced on what seems like a daily basis, medical professionals can greatly rely on the latest medical technology to provide high-quality care, accurate treatment plans, and improve upon treatment methods moving forward with their patients. So, what are some of the newest medical technologies being used today?

How Can I Help You Today? –

IBM Watson is probably the AI (artificial intelligent) computer technology you’ve seen in commercials, but it is also being used throughout doctors’ offices and hospitals throughout the US and the world for that matter. The reliance on AI allows doctors to simply review their notes, rather than have to read through dozens (sometimes hundreds) of files on a patient. It not only streamlines care, but can help in diagnosis, preventive care, and the developments in AI, can also help doctors learn about new ways to treat different conditions, they would’ve never dreamt of in the past.

Wearable sensors –

Sure, they seem simple enough, right? But, today there are wearable devices for nearly any medical condition or ailment. They can track your heart-rate, there are devices which ensure you get sufficient insulin levels if you are a diabetic, some can monitor heart conditions, and other medical conditions which users suffer from. Not only do these devices help you live a healthier life, they can also be a life-saver in the case of diabetics or those who suffer from certain heart-diseases, which require immediate care in certain instances.

Genome Editing –

It’s been used in the past to create mosquitoes, but with a new twist in genome editing, CRISPR, the revolutionization of this phenomena is quite possible. Scientists believe that with this editing capability editing cells, in the immune system, can lead to better, more streamlined treatment, of debilitating diseases. Genome editing can help edit cells to make them less susceptible to being attacked by cancerous cells, and help them kill these and other malevolent entities. Clinical trials are a great starting ground to test this tool, but development in the field is greatly advancing, helping treat many ailments there weren’t cures for, only a few years ago.

Robotics, such as the Da Vinci Surgical System, 3D printers capable of printing hearts, organs, and other body parts, vocal biomarkers, and even clinical trials, have the opportunity to improve upon the medical care being offered to patients in 2018 and beyond. With unlimited resources, the medical community has greatly benefited from the use of medical technology and has provided far superior medical care to patients worldwide, than has ever been the case in the past. These are a few of the many improvements which have reached the world of medicine, and with ongoing development and research, it is highly likely that 2018 is going to see much more improvement and development in the world of medical technologies for use in patient care.