Technology is currently developing very rapidly in all fields, including the health sector. Health technology today is very different compared to 20 years ago. Currently, technology in the health sector continues to develop to become more efficient, easier and more sophisticated. Many health technologies are currently being developed and are expected to be implemented in the future. Here are some examples of future health technologies:
1. Virtual reality and augmented reality
Currently virtual reality and augmented reality technology has been widely used as in games. However, virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are currently being developed for the health sector. This technology is very useful because doctors can perform examinations on patients without having to meet face to face. Of course this is very useful because it can save time and be more efficient. In addition, with this technology doctors can also perform surgical exercises on patients before performing the actual surgery.
Robots are very often used in matters that are very dangerous for humans or go to places that are difficult to reach. In the medical field, robots can be used to reach parts of the human body that are difficult to reach. The robot is very small and can be controlled using a controller so as to minimize the danger to the patient. Robots can also later be programmed to attack disease cells through the bloodstream in the body.
3. Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence or artificial intelligence can be used by hospitals for various things, such as examining and diagnosing patients to writing drug prescriptions. The use of artificial intelligence is very useful because it can facilitate the service of patients and ease the work of doctors.
4. Health monitoring tech
Technology that can monitor a person’s health condition has been widely used today. This technology allows users of this technology to see and monitor their body’s health conditions through a chip implanted in the body. This chip can later send a person’s health conditions such as heart rate, blood pressure to blood sugar levels. This information can be accessed with an application on a smartphone or other devices.
5. Artificial organs or body parts
With technology, people can make body parts such as feet or hands as replacements for body parts that have been damaged and had to be amputated. This prosthetic leg/hand allows the wearer to carry out activities as before before an accident. Organs such as eyes can also be made so that the wearer can see again.
6. 3D Printing
In connection with the previous point, this three-dimensional printing technology can also be used in other aspects of the medical world, for example, in the pharmaceutical aspect where this 3D printing capability allows the creation of pills containing various drugs which can help patients with a large number of medications so that the rate of adherence to taking medication in such patients will increase.
7. Wireless Brain Sensors
This technology helps researchers and doctors research and measure temperature or pressure in the brain. According to plasticstoday.com Bio-resorbable electronics is a plastic device that is placed in the brain and can be dissolved when it is no longer needed. This technology reduces the need for additional operations which will certainly be more efficient and effective because it involves vital organs and is at high risk for a surgical procedure.
8. Smart Inhalers
Inhalers are the mainstay of therapy for asthmatics which if used correctly will be effective in 905 patients. However, studies have found that only 50% of patients with asthma who are treated with inhalers can actually control the degree of asthma relapse. After further investigation of patients whose asthma was not controlled, 94% of patients did not use their inhalers correctly.
Because of this, a technology called bluetooth-enabled smart inhalers was developed in the form of a small device that is attached to the patient’s inhaler and connected to the patient’s cellphone. This technology will provide data in the form of the time the inhaler was used. It is also whether the inhaler has been used correctly. This data will be recorded and stored on the patient’s cellphone so that the patient will be able to track and control his asthma condition.
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) is the leading genetic engineering technology available today. This technology is indeed not a new technology that emerged in 2019, this technology has long been touted but until now CRISPR is still a hot issue in the world of health technology. This technology works by utilizing the natural mechanism of the immune system of bacterial/viral cells that attack the body, so that the DNA chain can be cut. Cutting the DNA chain is transformed into a method of healing disease. By genetic engineering, several health threats such as cancer and HIV have the potential to be addressed in the future.