Scientists are continuously doing research on how to improve the healthcare system so that better care must be provided to the patients. Technology is improving and here are the major advancements in healthcare technology that you will expect.
Healthcare education will improve significantly due to the presence of augmented reality. Companies like 3D4Medical are offering 3D training tools that help the doctors to know about human anatomy. There is no need to cut a corpse to learn anatomy.
Human head transplant
The first human head transplant will take place this year. The surgeon will be able to remove the head and reattach it to a new body by putting all the blood vessels and nerves. A bio-compatible glue will be able to hold the spinal cord in place. The patient must remain in a coma for four weeks so that the connection heals between the head and the body.
3D printed drug
The concept of 3D printing has been around for a long time now. It is usually used in manufacturing. But now it has expanded in the healthcare industry as well. It is used to create dental implants.
Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be prevalent in the healthcare industry. IoT means inter-networking of things like vehicles, buildings, etc. Software, sensors and network connectivity are required so that objects can exchange data.
You will see these advanced applications of technology soon in the healthcare industry. These technologies will improve the healthcare system and patients will benefit a lot from them.