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Technologies Changing the Future of Healthcare

The healthcare industry is moving at a rapid pace, going through massive technological changes, from digital networks to wearable products.

Here are some health tech innovations that are changing the future.

Medical Advice Online

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Doctor VR Will See You Now

VR has revolutionized the way healthcare operates.  It helps the Doctors to diagnose without the surgery or real cuts. It also helps in remote surgery, i.e., when it’s difficult to get the professional in time at operation location. Through remote telesurgery, a surgeon performs the procedure which helps save a life in dire need.


VR has so many benefits and can be used in varied sectors, not only for the training purposes of Dentists, Nurses or different types of Surgeries, but also to treat phobias, post- traumatic stress, Autism etc.

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Bionic Vision Right Around the Corner

Bionic lenses have been in development for over a decade. The revolution in technology is already within reach.

A Canadian optometrist is developing a bionic lens that could improve human vision up to 3x better than 20/20.

A team of US and Finnish bioengineers have embedded an antenna, radio receiver, control circuitry, and LED into a wearable contact lens. The technology is currently being tested by rabbits, in their research lab at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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Digital Diagnostics

Portability of diagnostics has become increasingly convenient, especially for those who cannot get to a doctor’s office.  One example of digital diagnostics is Neurotrack, a software-based Alzheimer’s diagnostic test that can detect impairments on the hippocampus (the first area of the brain to be affected by the disease) by evaluating eye movement.

Faster Scans

GE’s ultra fast CT scanner can  capture a still image of a heart in one beat.  According to studies, about 60% of patients have heart rates of higher than 60 beats per minute and are turned away from scans because their heart beats too fast to scan.

Wearables

Technology today is a strong ally in our effort to become healthier and even lose weight. If you have a smartphone and wish to lose weight, change your diet, or improve your health, then you are in luck. In this guide, you’ll find five weight loss apps that can help you achieve your goals. Technology has made it easier for us to achieve our weight loss goals.

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The healthcare industry is changing, with technology complementing the way people can be treated. These are just some of the few advancements shaping the future of healthcare today. Any others you want to add? Please leave in the comments section below.

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