Of course, you will have to read a book from an expert to know where exactly the medical technology and the healthcare industry as a whole are heading. However, you can always put your finger on the most prominent changes in an industry to tell if it is changing for the better. Here are three technologies that are going to change the face of medical and healthcare fields.
You might not think of drones when you talk about medical or healthcare industry. However, drones have been more helpful in this industry than they have been in any other. Today, drones are carrying lifesaving drugs to places where people have been dying for ages because of the unavailability of those drugs. Think about various African regions where many women die every day while giving birth to their babies.
2. Nano Technology
The progress that is being made at this level is probably the most revolutionary. The time is not too far when doctors will be able to release nano-robots inside the body of a cancer patient for the treatment. These nano-robots will go inside the bloodstream and kill cancer cells. Yes, these are robots that have been programmed to do so. If all works out well, you are looking at a beautiful world with smiling faces everywhere.
3. Cord Blood and Tissue Banking
It might not be the newest terms for you but cord tissue banking is a huge hope for today’s and tomorrow’s generations. In the process of cord tissue banking, a service provider or the clinic collects the umbilical cord tissue and blood cells for use in the future. In the future, they can be used to treat the child from whose umbilical cord the blood and tissue were extracted. The stem cells inside the tissue and blood are said to be a great potential treatment for arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc.
The medical industry is going to see some big changes in the coming times. In addition to the three technologies mentioned above, you have artificial intelligence waiting to give a complete makeover to the patient-doctor interactions.