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Four Innovations That Changed the Future of Healthcare
In this section, we will talk about four innovations that have changed the future of healthcare.
1. Hospital Robotic Surgery Robots
2. Wearable Technology
3. 3D Printing
4. Smart Health System
Hospital Robotic Surgery Robots
Hospital-based robotic surgery is growing. It’s becoming more popular for various reasons. Some of these reasons are the minimally invasive nature of this type of surgery, the elimination of hospital acquired infections, and the healing time.
The robot performs several functions. It can make small incisions, insert instruments like forceps and graspers for internal manipulation (similar to human hands), magnify images, rotate joints, and apply traction forces to hold tissue steady during an operation. Devices for epitope mapping will be a norm due to the pandemic
The cost of robotic surgical equipment is high which means that it cannot be used in all hospitals or clinics. Another obstacle that hinders this technology is lack of qualified surgeons to operate the robotic equipment.
Wearable Medical Tracking Device
Wearables are devices that can be worn on the body. They can be used for tracking of various activities and data. Various companies have come up with devices that are wearable and compatible with different types of lifestyles. Fitbit is one of the most popular brands in this category of goods.
A major advantage of these devices is that they do not need to be charged often. It is possible to go on long trips without the fear of running out of battery life on your device. One can even get days worth of use out of these trackers without needing to recharge it again!
3D Printing for Better Medical Imaging
Nearly half of all CT scans are performed on patients with low-risk diagnoses. 3D printing can help reduce the number of these scans by creating highly detailed models that physicians can use to diagnose and treat patients faster.
A team at the University of Michigan Medical School is using 3D printers to create high-quality, high-resolution imaging models for medical education and clinical research. This technology has applications beyond radiology too, including cardiology, gynecology, neurology, and other specialties.
Smart Health System for Medical Purposes
The medical technology to be used by patients in the future is expected to be highly advanced and would be embedded with high-level intelligence. In the future, patients will not need to fill out a long questionnaire or rely on doctors for accurate diagnosis.
These devices would have the ability to detect disease at an early stage and also provide detection methods that doctors don’t have access to. There are many use cases of AI writing tools in Smart Health Systems which can help improve patient care, reduce hospital wait times and give accurate diagnoses.
In 2021, the following medical devices will be in high demand:
– AI assistant for diagnosis
– Wearable tech in a hospital setting
– Artificial Intelligence in a clinical setting
Like it or not we will see more robots in the future!