Technology has always transformed the world we inhabit and
how we lead our lives. While the benefits of technology in different facets
cannot be pitted against one another, the most significant contribution of
technology has been in healthcare. We already have wearable gadgets today that
can enlighten us every moment. We already have life saving technology that
would have been considered a miracle, magic or mystery not too long ago. We
have diagnostic devices that are not invasive, easy to use and extremely
accurate. From tracking the relapse of cancer to managing diabetes, there is
more than one amazing device to choose from. Today, we also have some extremely
promising health tech that can further change our world. Here is a list of the
top five most promising health tech.
- Transcendence, the Johnny Depp starrer sci-fi
movie, can soon be real. Google has joined hands with The Brain Preservation Foundation to develop technology that can
prolong the life of the human brain, upload it to computers or simply keep the
brain alive. Methods like cryopreservation and chemo-preservation are already
Health has developed a hospital room that completely redefines the hospital
experience. Combining technology and comfort, the hospital room will enhance interoperability
of the systems, facilitate quick adaptations depending on the needs of the
patient and will also empower patients to have a greater sense of control.
or simulated surgery is changing the way young surgeons hone their skills.
Just as an aspiring pilot would perfect his or her skills in simulated
environments that are as real as they can be, surgeons would perform
complicated, life-like surgeries in simulated environments.
- Millions of people get treated at hospitals
every day and many of them also get infected at those very hospitals.
Healthcare centers are the hotbeds of infections. The more people touch and use
the installations or various objects in such facilities, the more vulnerable
one would be. Holographic images
used for interactions can solve this problem.
apps may not be appear to be as path-breaking as stem cell or mitochondrial
DNA transfer but finding doctors or scheduling appointments, tracking vitals
and overall health or being proactive with treatments have become phenomenally