Health issues continue to rise with population explosion, and this is a global concern at the moment. Many companies involved in the medical world are now trying to develop and harness new and better technologies, which deliver great results. The shift towards medical technology has been more evident in 2018, and the industry is expected to reach the 467-billion mark in 2020. Medtree, one of the best-known names in the world of medical supplies, below talks about the tech trends in medicine, and things we can expect in the future.
- Many reports online suggest that drones have been successful in delivering live-saving drugs and medical supplies in many countries that don’t have a strong healthcare network. Zipline, based in Rwanda, started the first national drone delivery network and is expanding to Tanzania soon.
- Augmented Reality. Experts believe that touch surgery might be one of the better uses of augmented reality. Medical professionals may have step-wise guides for surgery procedures, which will be projected holographically on a screen. Medics will get trained in all aspects related to surgery. In recent years, reconstructive surgery with Microsoft HoloLens AR glasses has shown promise.
- Clinical Skills App. Medtree has come up with Clinical Skills App, which allow medics and clinicians to record clinic interventions effectively. Instead of the traditional hand-written format, this app gives the choice of documenting everything in a comprehensive manner, and furthermore, the app can be personalized too.
- According to available statistics, about 15,4000 melanoma cases are reported each year, with countries like Australia and New Zealand being at a higher risk. QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute used tech to conduct the largest skin cancer study ever via an accurate online test. The test predicts the possible chance of a patient to develop developing the disease in next 3.5 years, with hope to prevent fatalities.
- 3D Printing. Effectively used for making medical products and external prosthesis, 3D Printing is an ideal solution to many accuracy and precision problems in the medical world. By now, some of the biggest giants and manufacturers are using 3D Printing for producing medical parts.
- Digital Stethoscope. Digital Stethoscope is one of the better tech inventions for the medical world, allowing GPs to have a better idea of the diagnosis. A known company Eko Devices is producing DUO – which is a blend of electronic stethoscope and EKG, and enables clinicians to review the pattern of heart sounds with focus on remote care.
- Healthcare Robots. Respected names in the healthcare industry – Pillo Health and Orbita have merged together to an “in-home healthcare robot”, which will blend the best of voice tech and artificial intelligence.
No wonder technology is changing the healthcare industry significantly.