In this health news update, we review several new technologies currently disrupting the field of healthcare to improve overall health and anti-aging. Exponential change in healthcare is here and it isn’t leaving. Over the next 5-10 years we will see dramatic changes in how we receive healthcare, diagnose disease improve anti-aging technology and treat global health crises. Here are 5 technologies that are leading the charge in 2017.
Artificial Intelligence And The Future Of Health:
Health News about AI: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is defined as the science and engineering of creating intelligent computer systems that are able to perform tasks without receiving instructions directly from humans. It is on the brink of disrupting many industries including healthcare. AI systems have the potential to provide physicians and researchers with clinically relevant, real-time, quality information sourced from data stored in electronic health records (EHRs) for immediate needs. With the introduction of AI to healthcare, we can expect better patient outcomes, more efficient doctor visits, reduction of treatment costs and an end to unnecessary hospital procedures.
Health News About 3D Printing Technology
According to 3dprint.com, one of the faster growing markets to adopt 3D printing technology is the healthcare industry, which has been rapidly developing new medical applications at an astounding rate. What once was just a small blip on the 3D printing radar has grown into its own industry within an industry, and looks to continue to expand exponentially over the next four years.
When you think of health news, you wouldn’t expect to find information about drones. In fact, your first thought might be about how you will receive your next Amazon delivery, dropped on your doorstep in a matter of hours. But in developing countries facing urgent and deadly healthcare challenges, drones save lives. Using drones to deliver life saving medical supplies is being tested around the globe and the potential for growth is huge.
Mini DNA Sequencer
One of the most interesting bits of health news we discovered while researching this article concerns the Mini DNA Sequencer. Thanks to British company, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, there is now a USB powered genome sequencer that is smaller than most smart phones. What does that mean? We can now monitor the health and diagnose diseases for astronauts in space. We can use the device to learn about mobile DNA sequencing. It has the potential to be part of every aid worker’s field kit as well as medical supplies delivered to communities for improved health education and self-monitoring.
Nanotechnology Health News
According to Singularityhub.com, in the last decade, nanotechnology has advanced and is finding practical applications. Some teams are developing nanoscale patterns on medical implants that can stimulate bone cell growth and positive gene expression. Others are working to make guided nanoparticles that detect (and even destroy) cancer cells. The dream of nanomachines traveling your body and repairing it on the cellular level is a little closer thanks to the development of nanoengines and nanorockets.