Technology is rapidly creating new ways by which the medical industry can enhance our lives and save billions of dollars in health care costs.
Researchers use 3D printers to cheaply create medical devices that can be directly implanted into the human body. Already, doctors have fashioned 3D-printed splints to help children with rare breathing disorders and have successfully implanted a 3D-printed titanium sternum and ribs into a cancer patient.
Wearable technologies can likewise aid in improving proactive healthcare. Sophisticated wearable health devices can remind users to take medications or contact medical professionals as necessary and eventually help users track and even diagnose various conditions before advising a course of action. Other experiments with implantable hearable devices, smart contact lenses and glasses, and even tactile networked patches and fabrics seek to cheaply and seamlessly monitor other health vitals like blood glucose levels, blood pressure, brain activity and stress.
T. Y. B. Pharm