While we ramble on about consumer technology, like smartphones and tablets, real innovation in tech is happening elsewhere. A brief look at medical technology that has been developed, or is being currently researched, will open your eyes to the myriad possibilities that the future may have. There's everything from the nanomites that you saw in Gi-Joe, to mind transfer, holograms and hearts that just won't stop beating.
We have all grown up knowing that men die when their hearts stop beating, but that may not be true anymore. Well, almost. A new device, known as the Heart in a box, can actually reanimate the heart from those who have passed away.
It is the hypothetical process of scanning mental state of a particular brain substrate and copying it to a computational device, such as a digital, analog, quantum-based or software-based artificial neural network. . There are theories that the human mind will one day live forever through a machine. Believe it or not, companies like Google are actually conducting research in this direction. Cryopreservation and chemopreservation are currently considered to have legitimate possibilities for the future.
Just what they sound like, these are tiny robots, that can enter your blood stream and act for your white blood cells. Being machines, they can fight diseases more faster and more effectively. Imagine chemotherapy, but without any side effects. Now that’s a future worth looking forward to! Of course, a chemo-free future would be ideal.
Do you suffer from a daily headache? Have you tried ordinary types of aspirins? If it did not kill the pain and the pain grew stronger, the Electronic Aspirin is the solution. The Electronic Aspirin is a technology under clinical investigation at Autonomic Technologies, The company is working on a technology that puts a permanent nerve stimulating implant on the side of the head, meant to help patients who suffer from frequent headaches and migraine. The implant stimulates a particular nerve, thereby inhibiting the neurotransmitters that transmit the sensation of pain.
The best example of holograms being used in medical technology was showcased recently by Microsoft, through its Hololens. The device allows doctors and medical students to work with life size holograms of the human body, something that can be really useful. There’s also other research that is trying to change various hospital surfaces into holograms, so as to avoid germs and dirt that can be on those surfaces.
Google is pursuing a new way to draw blood and help diabetes patients measure glucose levels.The technology giant has reportedly filed a patent for a smartwatch that is capable of drawing blood without using needles. The device can in theory replace a glucometer. Of course, filing a patent doesn’t necessarily mean the device will be a success. . While the technology does look quite innovative, there’s no word on when or whether Google will actually bring it to the market.Pages: 1 2 3