Breakthrough Innovations in Medical Technology

There are so many new and innovative technological inventions coming through in the medical field today. If you’re looking closely enough, you can find these innovations and what they’re doing in the medical field.

If you don’t have the time or energy to do your own research, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite and most impactful breakthrough innovations in medical technology.

Electronic Aspirin

This is one of the biggest things on the internet today. If you search medical technology in any realm, you’re almost guaranteed to find an article on electronic aspirin. This is something no one ever saw coming: an implant that can detect when a headache is coming on and fix it before the problem even starts.

If you suffer from chronic migraines or headaches, it is because of damage to your sphenopalatine ganglion. This can be solved with sending electric waves or signals to your nerves to tell them when you’re going to be in pain.

Nutrigenomics

This is a novel field. Nutrigenomics combines genetics and nutrition for analyzing DNA sequences. After analyzing DNA sequences, the doctors can determine for individuals the right foods to live long and the foods that can hinder life length.

There is a California based startup that is said to be doing this already, choosing meals for its customers. To learn more, look for Habit.

Immunotherapy

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, you know how hard chemo can be on the body. Luckily, there are doctors who are working to lesson that pain and get rid of the struggle that it puts patients and their families through.

Throughout time, doctors have been working hard on immunotherapy, or biological therapy, in which the body’s own immune system works to fight cancer. This has existed for some time, but up until recently there were only a few cancer tumors this could benefit. Now that it has been in the works for a while, doctors have started to expand to treatment with joint therapy and engineered T-cells.

3D Printing

This is usually something reserved for computer geeks and anime fans, but it can benefit the medical world too! Doctors are working with expert 3D printers to create ways to 3D print prosthetics as well as cranial/orthopedic implants, and customized airway stents for diseases narrowing the patients’ airways.

Virtual Reality in Education

More and more common in medical schools nowadays, you’ll see students working with tools while a VR headset is on and the class is watching and critiquing. Using technology, students are learning in a new and unique way to get their trade perfected. It is an immersive learning experience that encompasses all learning styles: visual, audio, and kinesthetic.

Conclusion

There are so many cool inventions happening in our medical field today. Taking a few minutes to look up your favorite sector of medicine alongside the word “technology” reaps hundreds of new and exciting technological advances being made that can be instrumental in the future of medicine.