How Technology Is Shaping The Future of Medicine and Healthcare

July 25, 2018

We aren’t medical experts, but we are a healthcare technology enthusiasts. Our mission is to help healthcare startups or businesses to turn their ideas into great patient-centric products. This means that we have to keep pace with medical progress and medical apps development.

Digital technologies that eliminate physical interactions are gradually replacing a medical system as we know it today.

Who will benefit from these changes? It’s hard to say for sure.

Medicine has slow rates of adoption for new beneficial technologies because of strict rules in the healthcare industry. Therefore, developers also adapted to this slow-paced process.

Technologies That Transform the Healthcare Industry

Here is a list of technologies that transform the healthcare industry:

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rooting out medical professionals at an incredible pace. AI-generated solutions can maintain health records, determine treatment course, or synthesize drugs much faster and without human intervention.

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Both healthcare professionals and their patients state that virtual reality (VR) has significantly changed their lives. With the help of VR, a physician can create a perfect virtual environment for a patient’s recovery. A patient can be on a sick bed in Texas while experiencing a virtual vacation on Miami Beach.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality

Unlike VR, in augmented reality (AR), a user doesn’t lose touch with reality. Plus it improves the perception of information. A typical example is expanding the surgeons’ capabilities with real-time X-ray views when operating on patients. This is possible only thanks to AR.

Wearables That Monitor Health

Wearables That Monitor Health

Technology has helped us to keep our vitals under control—from weight management to stress monitoring. Fitness wearable, in their turn, has become handy devices. Most of them have an internet connection, and it means that physicians have constant access to a patient’s health data.

Medical Tricorder

Medical Tricorder

It is fair to say that Dr. McCoy’s fictional tricorder in Star Trek has led to the creation of a real device. An all-in-one gadget that helps to make an instant diagnosis is a dream for all healthcare professionals. Currently, accessible gadgets such as Viatom CheckMe are below the tricorder level. But the situation will change in the nearest future.

Nanotech and Robotics

Nanotech and Robotics

Do you remember hysteria of that robots will soon take over the surgical procedures? Well, we do. Although we’ve read about robotically-assisted surgery, we haven’t heard of a case where a robot entirely operated on a patient. Now nanomedicine is new robotics. Nanosized super-micro robots will soon be delivering drugs to all body systems.

Conclusions

Lots of big complex tech were aimed at affecting medicine but failed. However, changes in healthcare have always happened like the butterfly effect. We are big fans of medicine and technology. If you have a great product idea that enhances healthcare delivery, we help you to bring it to reality.

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