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Thanks to the support of an article published on medicalnewsbulletin.com, we’ll speak about several technologies which, if developed, could truly revolutionise medicine and our idea of it. Three truly sensational advances: keep reading to find out more!
The world of medicine is constantly taking giant steps forward thanks to technology. Below, we’ll tell you about three innovations that are truly interesting and which could change our concept of medical care.
Ultrathin patch that monitors heart health
Normally, in order to monitor the health of the heart, patients undergo medical tests such as electrocardiograms, ecocardiography, etc. These tests can be conducted by a physician or rather at the hospital. Several USA researchers have invented a patch able to monitor the health of the heart. After wearing this super-thin device for a few days, the data it produces can be “registered”. And to collect and read the data? A special app can be downloaded which allows both doctors as well as patients to see the data whenever they want.
Drugs that can be absorbed through the skin
Chemical engineers and researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the world’s most important research centres) have experimented with a new way of absorbing medication. Nanoemulsions found in medicine (which are usually taken with water or by injection, etc.) could soon be transformed into gel form. Potentially, in the near future we could take medication simply by rubbing these gels on our skin: truly extraordinary!
Better body image thanks to 3D scans
Many people suffer from anxiety and depression because of their appearance and poor body image. Several researchers in the United States have conducted an interesting study, where the bodies of volunteers were scanned with a 3D scanner which allows them to observe their bodies from another “point of view”.
The objective was to allow young women to reflect on the importance of their bodies and all the parts comprising it – even those that they hate and cannot accept: for example, how important their legs are, which help them to walk and run. Learning to see their bodies from a purely functional perspective in this study, the women reported feeling better about their bodies and appreciated them more. But more importantly, this new level of awareness served to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression in those who participated in the study.
As we all know, technology and progress in medicine go hand in hand. We are sure that these three are only a few of the thousands of innovations that might change the nature of healthcare and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives. What do you think of this article? Contact Dispotech!