Science advances at a great speed and one of the sciences that makes giant steps is medicine at the hand of technology. Every day new inventions come to light that could change the lives of people completely.
Medical technology is responsible for conducting research, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
Medical technology has different specialties such as: clinical laboratory, otolaryngology, radiology and imaging, blood bank, pathology laboratory, cardiopulmonary technology, optometry and electrophysiological studies.
Within these specialties there are some technologies with many possibilities to change medicine and people’s lives. Which are?
3D printers came to help people, now it seems that it can help more: create artificial organs.
Already the printers were giving a hand to the medicine with prostheses, traumatology elements and splints with the exact measurement of patients.
Now they seek to go further, with the impression of organs. It is still in experimental phases but, surely, it will be one of the most important technologies.
The exoskeletons are the opposite of the “skeleton”, because it supports the body from the outside. They are designed so that the patient who has suffered neurological or spinal cord damage can walk or increase their strength.
This invention is still in the phase of clinical trials. Soon we will see “superhumans” through the streets of our cities.
First patch of ibuprofen
Ibuprofen, one of the most used analgesics and usual in homes to relieve pain and pain, will now go on the market in the form of a patch that could have a much higher amount of ibuprofen than conventional forms.
Soothing pains by means of a patch would be more practical, can be used for more hours and, according to experts, a more efficient way to end pain.
It is hoped that this technology is not only for ibuprofen and other medicines can be incorporated to cure another type of disease.
Each body and organism are different, which is why researchers have put all their efforts into finding personalized solutions, leaving generic treatments aside.
There are treatments that do not have the same reaction in all patients and could generate complications, that is what you want to avoid and also find a more effective way to attack diseases.
That is where medicine is heading, each time looking for individual treatments more in line with what people really need.
Another of the advances in medicine is the use of nanotechnology in order to achieve the prevention and treatment of diseases.
The treatments of oncological, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative diseases, among others, are obtaining positive results with nanotechnology.
The Big Data technology also came to medicine. It is a series of devices that can store large amounts of medical data.
For example, doctors can closely monitor their patients, managing to prevent possible diseases.
Medicine continues in constant development; how far will it go? It is impossible to know; the truth is that the new creations will come to totally change the lives of people.
We will see organs leaving a machine without the need of waiting for a donor, people walking with half body in the style of a film robot, bandages to cure pain, the doctor thanks to electronic devices will be able to study every second of his patient’s life and provide a personalized treatment