Most importantly, technology is changing the way civilization is researching new diseases, fighting cancer and increasing the overall life expectancy of the human race. Thanks to these advances in technology, families can count on years of trouble free living and a great quality of life.
1. Flexible Technology
Flexible technology can now be inserted into the human body and can pass electronic signals, monitor body function and can even connect broken neurological connections allowing certain impairments to be overcome.
Google has even developed a small contact lens that can sense glucose which someone with diabetes can wear and pull blood sugar data eliminating the need to constantly prick themselves. The best part of flexible technology is the fact that human subjects won’t even notice it’s there.
2. 3D Printing Machines
Thanks to 3D printing technology, doctors can better create molds for prosthesis, surgical instruments and a vast array of other items that will help them better repair broken tissue or remove unwanted cancer cells.
When it comes to medical procedures, accuracy and precision can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. 3D models can be built to exact specification and printed on a 3D printer for conceptualization or final product.
3. Smart Prosthesis
A recent discovery has allowed a man with 2 missing arms to be given 2 “smart arms” that can be controlled by brain signals. Within these prosthesis are small electronic nodes that connect to the nubs of the original arms and can sense signals from nerve endings in the remaining appendage.
Thanks to these developments, amputees can live a life free from reliance on others giving them a far better quality of life and much needed independence.
4. Genetic Code Readers
Biotechnology companies have managed to develop a scanner that can read an individual’s genetic code. What these scanners reveal can help researchers predispose certain diseases and potential cancer episodes for patients with the particular genetic codes prone to those diseases.
This will allow for doctors to tailor treatments, diets and physicals to patients with a tendency to inherit a particular disease or cancer. Preventative technology will increase the overall life expectancy of those who opt in for the scan.
Patients can request a DNA genetics scan for around $1000. The only downside to the scan is that most people will live in constant fear of a “potential” occurrence of their cancer or disease when the cancer or disease may never happen. Technology is never 100% accurate and holds a small margin for error.