New Innovations in healthcare: The Internet of Things is changing everything in healthcare. Any emerging technology that is made available to the healthcare sector is through interconnectivity – the internet, the cloud, applications, and devices. Now, with the exchange of data, automation, and convenience – everything is possible. An electronic health record has everything about a patient – extremely minute details about a patient’s entire medical history.
Next-gen immunotherapy aims at significantly improving the survival of cancer patients with the most effective treatment without any adverse effects and expensive treatment costs that are associated with chemotherapy.
Highly customized and affordable medical technology and products that can be customized and tailor-made to fit the physiological requirements of individual patients. Every patient is different and therefore needs accurate, custom-designed prosthetics and implants that fit them perfectly – 3D printing is indispensable in this regard.
3D printing is a faster and more accurate technology. It is helpful for making joint implants for joint replacements, dental implants, and other prosthetics. Research is now underway to manufacture organs, skin tissues and grafts, and even medications using 3D printers. Now, 3D-printed skin grafts are a reality for burn patients.
According to the American Hospital Association, 3D printing technology is booming in America. It has helped in reducing hearing aid manufacturing time from almost one week to just one day. One of the main benefits of 3D printing is that it greatly accelerates production processes and, therefore, also reduces the cost of traditionally manufactured products.
This is the most feasible and comfortable way for people to access and improve self-care by possibly reducing visits to doctor’s offices and travel time. It may also help prevent complications and emergency room visits. Telehealth and remote patient monitoring are possible through wearable technology, big data, and video conferencing.
Emergency care and urgent care clinics and retail centers provide care to patients in a more cost-effective and convenient manner for a number of health conditions.
Biosensors and trackers
The next-gen, cutting-edge gadgets, sensors, monitors, and trackers that are robust-technology-based are used to allow patients and doctors to easily track health. These devices are incorporated into devices, accessories, and clothing.
Biosensors and trackers allow consumers and clinicians to easily monitor health.
Many people will benefit from this technology – which is easily accessible, more convenient, and safer. Stimulated environments can help accelerate behavior changes in patients.
This is a technology at its optimum level that allows machines to learn, think, and act like human beings. Programmed machines can take on complex tasks that are currently performed by only human beings and do them accurately with greater speed and low resource utilization.
How is AI Beneficial to healthcare?
AI-enabled radio-diagnostic devices are working astonishingly faster. They can review mammograms 30 to 40 times faster with 100% accuracy. This technology is really a boon for breast cancer diagnosis as it can reduce the need for breast biopsy. When compared to conventional radiographs, AI is capable of making more accurate and early detection of diseases.
Another deep learning algorithm can help in the early detection of lung cancer. A health-tech company Qure.ai has developed this tool. According to a study, AI-enabled tools can interpret X-rays 20% more efficiently compared to conventional radiology techniques. This is a breakthrough technology as it can help reduce lung cancer-related mortality rates across the world. To scale up this technology, a renowned drug company AstraZeneca has partnered with this health tech.
Smartphone-Connected Pacemaker Devices
Pacemakers are now integrated with Bluetooth technology. It helps pacemaker devices connect with heart monitoring and control equipment seamlessly in a continuous manner without hampering connectivity between patients and their cardiac treatment.
Nanotechnology works at atomic, molecular, or supramolecular scales. Though it works at a very small level, its potential is quite enormous – the application of nanotechnology ranges from diagnosis, sensing, and imaging to drug delivery. Nanomedicine is the medical application of nanotechnology.
Nanomedicine research is making strides in terms of implementing this technology to target individual cells. A recent use of this technology is by CytImmune Sciences – which, in its Phase I trial used gold nanoparticles to target drug delivery to cancer cells. CystImmune Sciences is a leader in cancer nanomedicine. Another biopharmaceutical company (Blue Willows Biologics) has developed technology to fight bacteria and viruses.
New innovations in healthcare are going to revolutionize healthcare sector.