We can all agree that we haven’t been in the dark ages when it comes to medicine for quite some time now. For several decades, we’ve had better control over human illnesses and conditions. We’ve got various kinds of medicine and painkillers, vaccines, and equipment to handle more difficult surgeries.
But, the future of medicine holds absolutely breathtaking possibilities, and some of those technologies are here as we speak. Five things to think about in particular include the implications of telemedicine, advances in stem cell research, the idea of nanobots (currently in the prototype stage!), the use of wartime medical technology, and even the smart application of hospice data to improve the quality of end-of-life scenarios.
The Implications of Telemedicine
You may not have used the potential services yet, but there’s a good chance you will be in the future, largely because of its convenience, accuracy, and affordability. And that service is telemedicine. And that essentially means that you can contact doctors via phone or computer in a way that precludes you having to go to an actual doctor’s office. Because technology allows fantastic communication possibilities, many more people will be doing this in the future.
Advances In Stem Cell Research
Though the reporting around the idea of stem cell research has had a lot of political charge around it, the fact is that thanks to stem cell research, scientists and the medical community at large have far more knowledge about the human body. And they can use this knowledge to create science that benefits human kind with respect to diseases like cancer, or the process of aging, allowing more people to live fuller lives than ever before.
The Theoretical Application of Nanobots
You could have thought they’re still just in engaging works of medical fiction, but nanobots are here, and soon they’ll be helping to deliver small amount of the right kinds of powerful medicine to the right parts of the human anatomy. More than anything else, this encapsulates the future of medical possibilities.
The Use Of Wartime Medical Technology
Wartime medical techniques are an entire category of their own in the medical field. In a theater of war, there are extremely limited resources, which is why new tech that prevents soldiers from bleeding out is such an amazing new creation. With more advanced weaponry, the necessarily medical technology has to keep up with the possibilities of the wounded needing help on the fly.
Smart Application of Hospice Data
And sometimes technology is about paying attention to data. In the past, doctors have done everything they could to just keep people alive. Now, with new data and massive surveying of patients, there’s a trend toward letting people live a higher quality of life near death, as opposed to just extending painful days