Best Medical Technologies
Medical field is constantly developing and evolving to provide better health care facilities. While some of these medical technologies are ready to be implemented, others are still being worked upon. But one thing is certain, in the years to come these medical technologies are going to have a drastic impact on medicine and healthcare. Here are some of the best medical technologies.
1. 3-D Printing
With above 95% of all hearing aids being 3-D printed today, this technology has already made its mark in the field of medical technology. From printing braces to prosthetics, 3-D printing has come a long way and very soon we might as well see 3-D printed facial prosthetics.
2. Flexible Microelectronics
Lot of teams around the world are working on this technology and very soon we will have this medical technology working in our bodies. Flexible microelectronics iscapable of wrapping around irregular tissue shapes and sustains their motion in order to sense and respond to different physiological parameters. It is expected to be a healthy and painless experience.
3. Smart power Prostheses
Future amputees will not be so dependent on others due to the introduction of smart powered prostheses. The system is still in development and this medical technology will enable the wearer to regain his/her own abilities. The prosthetic hand has tactile sensors located on the fingertips that let the user feel what is being touched.
4. XStat Rapid Hemostasis System
Lead poisoning can occur in various forms and patients who are severely bleeding may not be helped sometimes even with gauzes and external pressure. This is where the XStat device enters the picture. The device was unveiled to efficiently and quickly stop deep bleeding wounds. It works by injecting a bunch of tablet sized pellets that fill up the wound by quickly expanding. It can be used as a syringe.
5. Diabetes Monitoring/ Glucose Control
The medical technology comes to aid for diabetic patients who have to get their fingers pricked every time to get a diabetes test. The new genteel lancing device offers nearly pain free pricks anywhere in the body. The laser based glucometer which is being developed at Princeton University will make pin pricks obsolete. It makes use of infrared light to determine glucose levels.