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Complete List of Medical Technologies Both Major and Small

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The medical technology industry is estimated to be worth $350 billion, globally.

Without advancements in technology, there would not be as many successful cures and procedures.

Over the past year, there have been many improvements in technology that contribute to the wellbeing of others.

Continue reading to discover the ultimate list of medical technologies that will help make life better for everyone!

  1. Surgery Robots

Even doctors with the most steady hands have difficulty with certain procedures.

With the help of surgery robots, procedures can be done quickly and with minimal damage. Surgeons control the robots in the surgery and make sure that everything is working the way that it should.

Surgery robots do more than just procedures. They are also able to gather information about the patient while operating. Although some people are worried that surgery robots will replace doctors, they will be mainly used as an aid.

  1. Inhalers

Next on the list of medical technologies are smart inhalers.

Smart inhalers are a recent development that can help ensure that people are using it properly. With a smart inhaler, you can download an app on your phone and review all of the times that you’ve used it.

In the United States, 1 out of 13 people develop asthma in their lifetime. This inhaler and phone app tell you detailed information and identify if it was correctly used. Managing asthma will become much easier once you know that you are getting your medication correctly.

  1. 3D Printing

Over the past few years, 3D printing has become more popular in the medical industry.

Printers can be used to create entire body organs and medications. This helps make procedures easier for doctors because they have access to everything that they need with the printer. People are using 3D printed prosthetics to get around successfully.

There will continue to be major advancements in 3D printing for the medical industry as testing is being conducted.

  1. Bio-Printing

Bio-printing is another technology helping the medical field, much like 3D printing.

With bio-printing, artificial organs can be developed. Many doctors have tested bio-printing by regenerating skin cells on burn victims. Being able to create blood vessels and organs can help when someone needs a replacement or procedure and doesn’t have a donor.

The organs that are replaced in the body will continue to develop until they fully replace the original area. Transplants are easier to conduct because the body’s immune system doesn’t reject the bio-printed organs.

  1. Smartwatch

Not all medical technology developments are just used by doctors and nurses.

Many people are wearing a smartwatch to help them avoid diseases and unhealthy habits. Wearing these watches can help people track their steps, calories burned, heart rate, and more. Some people even use their watches to monitor their sleeping habits.

With the information that smartwatches can gather, people can use them as a preventative measure for staying healthy. A smartwatch can also help motivate people and keep them on track with fitness goals.

  1. Personalized Medications

A recent development in the medical technology industry is the medication that can be personalized.

Based on a person’s needs, medications can be customized to fit them and help treat problems. Medications are based on a person’s genetic make-up, meaning that they will be the most efficient form of treatment.

If you are in the medical field, you may want to consider taking a musculoskeletal ultrasound course. This course can help ensure that patients get proper treatment. With more detailed information on the body and nerve reactions, doctors can speed up recovery times.

  1. Telehealth

Going to the doctor’s office can eat up a lot of time during your day that you just don’t have.

Advancements in the telehealth industry are showing hope for the future, however, and saving everyone’s time. With phones and computers, patients can get guidance and make appointments with their doctors.

Virtual appointments over the phone make the diagnosing process quicker. Depending on the needs of a person, they may still have to see their doctor in person, just not as much.

Not all prescriptions can be digitally written, some will require an office visit for a full check-up.

  1. Virtual Reality

One of the biggest medical technologies right now is virtual reality.

With the use of virtual reality, medical professionals and students can get an up-close and accurate view of the body and organs. This will help them learn and discover a better way to complete procedures.

Virtual reality allows students to be able to solve issues that will resemble real-life problems. Surgeons can practice difficult procedures before they begin to minimize errors. There are many learning opportunities with virtual reality in the medical industry.

People can also use virtual reality to help compare data and results while working. They give students and doctors a clear visual of the human body that can help them build treatment plans.

Improve Your Life With This List of Medical Technologies

The new year is finally here and with it will come advancements in medical technology.

This list of medical technologies will leave you hopeful for the future. Because technology has come so far, people can take medications more effectively.

Smartwatches can help prevent problems before they arise. They keep goals on track and people healthy. In times of need, you can go online to talk to a doctor and get treatment. This helps speed up recovery processes and record personal data.

Medical technology is impressive and with the help of robots and virtual reality, no surgery is too big or small.

Be sure to check out our blog for more articles on the latest technology trends and how they are impacting medical treatments!

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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